Tee Higgins is approaching Bengals history.
In the first road win of the season, Higgins helped Brandon Allen on offense in the 37-31 win. Higgins himself contributed seven receptions for 99 yards, and one highlight touchdown.
On the year, he has 67 receptions, 908 yards, and six touchdowns.
Higgins is only 93 yards away from reaching 1,000 on the year. He would be the third rookie in franchise history, behind only Cris Collinsworth and A.J. Green, to reach that total.
Higgins has already surpassed Green’s rookie receptions mark, and is tied with Collinsworth for most by a rookie.
Green currently holds the rookie record for receiving yards with 1,056. Higgins could conceivable catch up, but he would have to play his best game of the season.
It’s more likely that Higgins moves into second place, needing only 101 yards to pass Collinsworth on the list.
Collinsworth holds the rookie record for receptions and receiving touchdowns. Higgins only needs one reception to pass Collinsworth. If Higgins scored two touchdowns, which he has already done once this season, then he will tie Collinsworth in that category.
Whether Higgins passes Green and Collinsworth or not, he has already made a name for himself in Cincinnati. Simply being mentioned alongside these two is quite an accomplishment.
As rumors of Green leaving grow louder and louder, its clear that the Bengals have a new number one in the future. Higgins is everything the Bengals hoped he would turn out to be.
Say what you will about the Bengals organization; with Higgins and Joe Burrow, scoring points will not be an issue for the Bengals over the next few years.