What Receivers Have Gained 1000 Yards In Their Final Season?


Finishing strong and going out on top are important traits to have as an NFL player, but they aren’t always possible. Due to diminished skills, injuries, or sharing playing time with younger players; when an NFL player comes to the end of their career they don’t always have the opportunity to have one of their best seasons.

Here we will look at the list of wide receivers who have gained 1,000 receiving yards or more in their final year in the NFL. The list contains just three players.

1. Sterling Sharpe – Green Bay Packers – 1994 – 1,119 yards
2. Reggie Langhorne – Indianapolis Colts – 1993 – 1,038 yards
3. Jimmy Smith – Jacksonville Jaguars – 2005 – 1,023 yards

A few interesting facts about this list:

-Of the three players, only Sterling Sharpe played his entire career with one team.

-Reggie Langhorne’s 1,038 yards in his final season was the most he’d ever gotten in his entire career, and the only time he went over the 1,000 yard mark.

-Jimmy Smith played part of one season with the Dallas Cowboys, but caught every pass of his career as a member of the Jaguars.

-In his final season in the league, Sterling Sharpe led the NFL in touchdown receptions with 18.

-Sterling Sharpe is the only player on the list to end his career before reaching the age of 30.

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