Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Jordan Matthews is one of the hardest working players to come out of the 2014 NFL Draft class. That was evident leading up to the Senior Bowl, when he requested game tape of every defensive back he was going against in order to gain any advantage he could during a mere All-Star game.
So, it comes as no surprise that while training in hid first NFL offseason, he's doing so with two of the best in the game. Matthews will travel to Atlanta to work with Bengals receiver AJ Green, as well as Calvin Johnson of the Lions.
I'm going out to Atlanta for a while to go train. I'm going to try to train around guys like A.J. [Green] and Calvin [Johnson] down with Tom Bender and them. So try and get some tutelage from some of those guys, some legends in the league right now. Then I'll go back and work with my guy Andy McCloy back in Huntsville before I come back. He usually always gets me in good shape, so that's a guy I'm looking forward to getting back and working with too.
It's nice to see Green is already a receiver that rookies are looking up to and want to work with in hopes of maximizing their abilities.
The same can be said for Johnson, who Green has worked with since coming to the NFL. There's not much debate as to those two being the NFL' best receivers right now. They combined for 182 catches, 2,918 yards and 23 touchdowns last season, with Megatron having missed one game.
Johnson hold the NFL record for the most receiving yards in a single season (1,964 yards in 2012).
Green has caught more passes (260) than any other player in NFL history during their first three seasons.