Cris Carter explains who the most underrated receiver in the NFL is

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Some wide receivers do not necessarily get the recognition they deserve, but when it comes to the most underrated in the league, Hall of Famer Cris Carter believes one is more under-appreciated than them all.

That would be Washington Football Team’s Terry McLaurin.

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“The reason why: When he’s been in the NFL the last three years, he’s had instability at the quarterback position, he’s had instability in the organization, instability in the head coaching,” Carter explained in a video for Bleacher Report. “But he is the real only threat that they have on that offense.

“He doesn’t have a No. 2 wide receiver to be able to take the double-team off of him. So, for me, this is about respect around the league and when you watch them play, watch how many times teams are forced to double-team him.”

Carter also named Seahawks’ Tyler Lockett and Rams’ Cooper Kupp as other candidates, although the latter has certainly gotten the deserved recognition for the season is having this year.

But Carter’s reasoning is hard to argue with. Lockett plays opposite D.K. Metcalf and has Russell Wilson as his QB. Kupp is in one of the most dynamic offenses in the league and has Matthew Stafford.

McLaurin has had seven different starting QBs in less than three seasons in the NFL.

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The 26-year-old out of Ohio State still continues to put up big numbers. After his first 1,000-yard receiving season last year, he has 43 catches for 573 yards and four touchdowns at the halfway mark this season.

Just imagine what McLaurin could be capable of if he had a Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback or legitimate No. 2 threat opposite of him?

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