In eras past, 6,100 receiving yards and 45 touchdowns in five seasons would assure you a spot at the top of the wide receiver pyramid, but today's ball game is a different story. A.J. may well be the most talented wideout on the planet, but with Andy Dalton throwing him passes, we will never quite know how he stacks up against the likes of the elite tier of players. Green is a solid second round pick, as he is as durable as they come.
Green only had 132 targets this season, but also had A.J. McCarron as his quarterback for three and a half games. But when it comes down to it, Green has not been targeted like a stud receiver, which he is. After Hue Jackson took over as offensive coordinator, the team became more balanced, and the emergence of Tyler Eifert helped spread the ball around even more. With Jackson gone, I don't know if that will change much, since the Bengals were playing well, but any new offensive coordinator is going to have his own way of doing things, so there is a slight chance Green gets back to the 160-plus targets he saw in 2012 and 2013.
But even if he doesn't, Green is still a Top-10 receiver. Under Dalton, he averaged close to six receptions, 90 yards and .62 touchdowns per game, while with McCarron, he averaged 3.3 receptions for 42.7 yards and .67 touchdowns. The touchdowns were still there, but the receptions sure weren't. He'll continue to be a solid receiver with upside for more as long as Dalton is healthy.
In 2015, A.J. Green finished 8th in receiving yards with 1,297. With the addition of Marvin Jones & Mohamed Sanu in the off season, I think this will actually help Green's overall production and limit the number of double teams that he will have to face.