NFL 2017: Best Yards After The Catch Players
Best Yards After The Catch Players

Additional yards after the catch are an important part of an NFL offense's success. Here's a look at the NFL's best players for accumulating Best Yards After The Catch Players.

"You want yards after the catch," says Kansas City head coach Andy Reid. "That's especially important in the short and intermediate game."

Pittsburgh running back Le'veon Bell led the NFL with 685 yards after the catch last season, his second time leading the NFL in the past three years (2014).

"He'd be a great wide receiver," says Steelers wide receiver Sammy Coates about Bell. "Sometimes I think he is a wide receiver, the way he runs routes. He's so good when you get him out in space."

Kansas City Chiefs tight end TRAVIS KELCE led NFL tight ends with 653 yards after the catch last year, the most in a season by a tight end since New England's Rob Gronkowski had 637 yards in 2011.

"We've come to look to him for big plays, catch-and-run plays," says Chiefs assistant head coach BRAD CHILDRESS. "A lot of guys can catch and fall down. But he has the ability to catch it and make yards after the catch."

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate led all wide receivers with 635 yards after the catch in 2016. In two of the past three seasons (2014), Tate's name has been atop the wide receiver leaderboard in the category.

 

NFL Players With Most Yards After Catch in 2016

Player Team Pos YAC Rec Yards Avg TDs
(Source: NFL)
Le'Veon BellPittsburghRB685756168.22
David JohnsonArizonaRB6598087911.04
Travis KelceKansas CityTE653851,12513.24
Golden TateDetroitWR635911,07711.84
Jarvis LandryMiamiWR634941,13612.14

 

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