Michael Pittman Jr has established himself as a reliable wide receiver in the NFL. Pittman Jr possesses everything you look for in a wide receiver. According to ESPN, Pittman Jr is 6-4 and weighs 223 pounds. In the last few seasons, multiple talented receivers have entered the NFL. Wide receivers including Ceedee Lamb, Jamar Chase, Justin Jefferson, and A.J Brown. Michael Pittman Jr is an underrated player who deserves some recognition.
In this article, I spotlight Pittman Jr and discuss what makes him a talented player. Read, enjoy, and share with your friends and family.
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— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) September 11, 2022
Michael Pittman Jr plays a significant role in Indianapolis’s diverse offense. Head coach Frank Reich and offensive coordinator Marcus Brady use Pittman Jr in multiple positions. He has produced as the solo receiver, in bunch formations, empty sets, and in the slot receiver position. Since entering the NFL in 2020, Pittman Jr has caught 137 passes, recorded 1,706 receiving yards, and scored 8 touchdowns.
In 2019, the Colts ranked 25 in total offense. Additionally, the colts only scored 22 points per game in 2019. Indianapolis had to improve its offense and find a way to score more points. Since Michael Pittman Jr was drafted the Colts have ranked 10th and 16th in total offense.
Leadership is a key characteristic of good football players and teams. Players have to hold each other accountable and uphold the standard. Michael Pittman Jr has been a leader for the Colts and helped his fellow receivers. Pittman Jr is consistently helping Indy’s young core of wide receivers get open and make plays at practice. Rookie wide receiver Alec Pierce enjoyed learning from Pittman Jr during training camp. Pittman Jr is the most experienced wide receiver in Indianapolis.
Connections with different quarterbacks
Carson Wentz throws a heave and finds Michael Pittman Jr. 🙌
— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) September 19, 2021
Former Trojan Michael Pittman Jr. scores his first NFL Touchdown for the Colts on this 45-yard catch-and-blaze from Philip Rivers.
— SuperWest Sports (@SuperWestSports) November 22, 2020
Wide receivers have to build chemistry with their quarterback. Pittman Jr has had to build chemistry with Phillip Rivers, Carson Wentz, and Matt Ryan. He has built strong chemistry with all the quarterbacks Indy has brought in and produced on the field. Last season, he enjoyed his best season with Carson Wentz.
Michael Pittman Jr has been a beast in Indianapolis and will continue to improve with more playing time. During training camp, Pittman Jr. said he wants to be considered as one of the best receivers in the NFL. If he continues to get open, lead the wide receiver room, find the endzone, and show his physical prowess he can become a great wide receiver.
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