Harrison is now the NFL's No. 2 all-time receiver, but he has approximately zero chance of catching the all-time leader, former 49er/Raider/Seahawk Jerry Rice. With 1,549 career catches, Rice is still more than 400 catches ahead of the 36-year-old Harrison.
Harrison isn't a good player anymore, and it's possible that this is his last NFL season. The Colts are keeping a lot of their veteran players on the sideline today, and the fact that they left Harrison in the game long after Jim Sorgi had replaced Peyton Manning suggests that they wanted Harrison to pass Carter today because he might not have any more regular-season games in a Colts uniform.
But even if you're extremely optimistic about Harrison's future, and you think he has, say, three more seasons at 60 catches a season left in him, that still leaves him more than 250 short of Rice. That's just how great Jerry Rice was.
Marvin Harrison Passes Cris Carter on NFL Receptions List, No Chance at Jerry Rice originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Sun, 28 Dec 2008 14:16:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.