Hold your breath when these guys get the ball. Here are the most lethal Kick Returners in the business. We base this first on YR (Yards Per Return), versatility (Just Punts? Just KickOffs? Or both?), and finally, on scoring Touchdowns.
Pittsburgh Steelers’ Antonio Brown wasn’t just the NFL’s top WR. He’s still a deadly P returner, taking a 71 yarder To The House and wracking up the league’s 9th highest YR.
The San Diego Chargers picked up a good one in Travis Benjamin. The former Brown was 3rd in the NFL in P returns, taking one 78 yards To The House.
The Arizona Cardinals bruising RB David Johnson was a force as a KO returner, ranking 5th in the NFL in YR and taking one kick 108 yards To The House.
New England Patriots Danny Amendola doesn’t need to Take It To The House as P returner. He does that at WR under Tom Brady. But he did have the very best YR of any P returner in 2015, keeping that field nice and short for the Offense. In this case, that’s deadly enough.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers star KO returner had the league’s 7th best YR, while as a P returner he just missed the Top Ten.
A bright spot for the Detroit Lions, Ameer Abdullah ended up 2nd in league in YR while specializing in KO returns.
The young Miami Dolphin Jarvis Landry racked up the league’s 8th best YR as a P returner and took one 69 yarder To The House (TD). As a KO returner, he just barely missed the Top Ten in YR.
We only glimpsed the ceiling of Baltimore Ravens Kaelin Clay. In 7 games he ended up with the NFL’s 4th best YR and Took One To The House (TD). He didn’t qualify to be among the P returners leaders list, but if he had he’d be 11th best YR there as well.
Minnesota Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson focused on KO returns. He ended up leading the league in YR and being the only KO returner to Take It To The House (TD) twice.
The ageless Darren Sproles did all his damage as a P returner, but there, he led the league in total RY, was 2nd in YR, and was the only P returner to Take It To The House (TD) twice. Hey, Darren. That light at the end of the tunnel is Canton.
No. 1 total PRY, No. 2 in KORY. There’s a special elite level for those in the Top Ten for both P and KO. The Seahawk’s Tyler Lockett is in that rare air, and with a TD apiece in both return categories. The KO TD went 105 yards.
Dwayne Harris is one dangerous man. He had a lot fewer return opportunities than Lockett, which says a lot about Lockett having the Seattle Defense. Still. Harris finished 3rd highest YR returning KOs with 28.7, 6th highest YR returning P, and a TD apiece for both, the KO TD for 100 yards. Don’t forget this guy, bettors.