Lions receiver Calvin Johnson set a new NFL record with 1,964 receiving yards last season. But Dez Bryant doesn’t see Megatron’s record lasting long.
In fact, Bryant said he believes he can be the first player in NFL history with 2,000 yards in a season — and Bryant plans to add 20 touchdowns while he’s at it.
“It’s only going to get better, to be honest,” Bryant told ESPNDallas.com. “I still have a lot to give. I feel like nobody’s seen anything. Nothing. I feel like it can be a lot more than that. That’s just being honest. I honestly feel like [2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns] can potentially happen.”
Bryant had surgery on a finger injury after the season and still isn’t all the way back from the lower back injury that bothered him at the end of last season — and he may not be all the way back any time soon, either. But he says he’s certain he’ll be better than ever this year.
“I’m so confident,” Bryant said. “I view myself as an up-and-coming leader. That’s how I view myself. With that attitude, you have to feel like anything’s possible. That’s how I feel.”
Bryant is coming off a very strong season in which he gained 1,382 yards and scored 12 touchdowns. With another big step forward, a season of 1,500 yards and 15 touchdowns is within his reach. But 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns? That goes beyond confidence and veers toward crazy.