Sammy Watkins sets Bills receiving yards record through two seasons

Sammy Watkins has had a historically-great start to his career.
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Sammy Watkins hasn't had the best sophomore campaign, but it's been good enough to help him cement his place in Buffalo Bills history. With his 81-yard game on Sunday, Watkins now has 1,698 yards in his career. Incredibly, that's the most by any Bills player in his first two seasons, moving past Jerry Butler (1,666 yards) for the top spot.

Watkins also has the third-most receptions in his first two seasons in the league, trailing just Robert Woods and Butler (105). He's almost certain to become No. 1 this week against the Washington Redskins. Additionally, he needs just four touchdowns to become the Bills' leader in touchdown receptions through his first two seasons.

It's been a rough year for the talented wideout, but it won't undermine the impact he's had in just two seasons. He needs 284 yards to eclipse 1,000 yards for the first time in his career, despite missing three games. Watkins has already surpassed his touchdown total from 2014 with seven, so he's improved in that category to this point.

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