Amon-Ra St. Brown has gotten a lot of praise after his Week 13 showing, and Josh Reynolds has piled on in a nice way.
The Detroit Lions got over the hump and won a game in Week 13, as rookie wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Jared Goff on the final play against the Vikings.
Brown had a career-best game across the board against Minnesota, with 10 receptions for 86 yards on 12 targets with his first career touchdown. He came through on the game-winning drive as a whole, with a total of four catches for 37 yards.
In his post game press conference Sunday, Goff didn’t waste any time to praise St. Brown.
“He’s a stud,” said Goff.
“He’s a stud and will be a stud for as long as he wants to be in this league. He’s been on our mind trying to get him the ball for probably the last six weeks now and I think today it showed up. Just trying to get him involved and get him the ball in space with what he can do with it. I’m pretty sure he jumped over somebody on the sideline there early in the game. He’s a freak.”
Josh Reynolds joins Goff in praise of Amon-Ra St. Brown
Lions wide receiver Josh Reynolds spoke to the media on Wednesday. He had high praise for St. Brown, citing someone he played with while with the Los Angeles Rams.
Robert Woods has been one of the more underappreciated wide receivers in the NFL for years. His 2021 campaign was ended early by a torn ACL, but from 2018-2020 he averaged 89 receptions and nearly 1,100 yards per season with two seasons over that 1,100-yard mark in that span. Per 16 games over now five seasons with the Rams, he’s averaging 86 catches for 1,088 yards.
The comparison to Woods is pretty lofty on Reynolds’ part, but sharing a wide receiver room with both guys gives him a level of authority on the topic. There’s no denying St. Brown is on an upward track as his rookie starts to wind down, playing nearly every snap in each of the Lions’ last two games and a least 85 percent of the snaps in three straight. It’s clear the trust in him has grown, from head coach Dan Campbell to Goff and Reynolds, and it came to light in a clutch moment last Sunday.