It's Week 17, and you're one game away from a playoff berth when your star receiver decides to sit out the game because your quarterback called him out the week before for his poor performance. An incident like this should never happen, but sadly, receivers tend to be divas sometimes.
The question becomes: Are receivers justified in their actions when they pitch a fit? No, they probably aren't, but that doesn't make them any less valuable to a team, which is why you should take note when they are on the field. Receivers have a tough job in the NFL, after all, and their production often ties directly into how much they are paid.
Are you an expert on receivers all across the league, from stars to some of the lesser-known up-and-comers? Do you know which of those receivers play for which teams? Do you even know what a receiver looks like behind his helmet so that if we give you an image you are able to identify the receiver pictured? Here's a quiz where you can find out just that!
If you're ready to get started on this wide receiver identification quiz, jump in and see how many of these questions you can get right!
Drafted out of Clemson in 2013, DeAndre Hopkins made his first Pro Bowl in 2015. That season, he caught 111 passes for 1,521 yards and 11 touchdowns.
During a game against the Ravens in early September of 2018, A.J. Green caught three touchdowns on his first three catches in the first half. It was the first time in his career that he scored three touchdowns during a single game.
As of 2018, Antonio Brown has played nine seasons in the NFL. During that span, no other receiver has racked up more receptions or receiving yards than Brown, who is on his way to a Hall of Fame career.
Playing all 16 games for the first time in his career, Odell Beckham Jr. helped the Giants reach the playoffs in 2016. However, Beckham was heavily criticized for taking a vacation prior to the playoff game, which the Giants lost 38-13.
Julio Jones was a dominant college player while attending the University of Alabama. In his first season, he was named the SEC Freshman of the Year, following that up with a national championship in his sophomore season.
Keenan Allen was coming off of a knee injury when he entered the 2013 NFL draft. With a horrible performance at his pro day, his draft stock fell, and he wasn't selected until the third round.
Few players in the NFL have had the longevity of Larry Fitzgerald, who will be going into his 16th season in 2019. He is currently third all-time in career receptions and second all-time in career receiving yards.
Playing in all 16 games, Michael Thomas was the NFL receptions leader in 2018 with 125 catches. His receptions total is also a Saints franchise record.
After being traded to the Texans, Demaryius Thomas only played in three games before he tore his Achilles. The injury ended the 31-year-old receiver's season early.
After redshirting his freshman year, Mike Evans played two seasons for the Texas A&M Aggies football team. Playing alongside Johnny Manziel, he racked up over 1,000 receiving yards both seasons.
In 2018, Davante Adams almost broke both the single-season receptions and receiving yards record for the Green Bay Packers franchise. However, the receiver elected to sit out the final game of the season due to a lingering knee injury.
While playing for the Jaguars in 2017, Allen Robinson tore his ACL in the first game of the season after recording only one reception. The team decided to part ways with Robinson after the season ended rather than wait through the recovery process.
Doug Baldwin was one of the key pieces in the Seahawks 2013 Super Bowl run. During Super Bowl XLVIII, Baldwin led the Seahawks in receptions and receiving yards, pulling in five catches for 66 yards.
T.Y. Hilton played college football at Florida International University, where he set multiple records. By the time his college career was finished, he held the school's record for career receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns.
Michael Crabtree was selected as the cover athlete for the Xbox 360 version of NCAA Football 10, which was released on July 14, 2009. The game was canceled a few years later because of controversy surrounding player likeness.
Entering the league in 2014, Kelvin Benjamin has not lived up to the hype of being a first-round draft pick. He has spent most of his career injured and only has a single 1,000-yard receiving season.
Alshon Jeffery has been a productive receiver in the NFL but only has one Pro Bowl selection. However, he did help the Eagles win the Super Bowl in 2017, racking up three receptions for 73 yards in the big game.
Julian Edelman spent his college career playing quarterback at Kent State University. Undersized, he was drafted in the seventh round by the Patriots, who used him as a punt returner and receiver.
Devin Funchess has yet to prove that he's a number one receiving option for the Carolina Panthers. In his best season, he caught 63 passes for 840 yards.
Marqise Lee was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the same draft that the Jaguars selected fellow receiver Allen Robinson. After releasing Robinson in 2017, the Jaguars hoped Lee would step up, but he missed the next season after suffering a knee injury.
Pierre Garcon signed a five-year contract with the 49ers in the 2017 offseason. However, the receiver missed half of the 2017 and 2018 seasons due to injuries.
Trying to bolster their offense, the Cowboys traded a first-round draft pick for Amari Cooper in the middle of the 2018 season. The pick paid off, as Cooper helped the Cowboys reach the playoffs, where they won a game before being eliminated.
Corey Davis played four seasons of college football at Western Michigan. While in school, he set the NCAA Division I FBS record for receiving yards in a career with 5,278 yards.
Despite going undrafted in 2016, Robby Anderson has proven he can be a deep-threat receiver in the NFL. However, he hasn't been consistent in other parts of the game, which is one of the reasons he hasn't had a breakout season yet.
Coming out of high school, DeVante Parker received little recognition from any major universities. He decided to stay in state and went to the University of Louisville, where he played for four seasons.
Josh Doctson did not record his first NFL touchdown until Week 3 of his second season in the NFL. He spent the majority of his rookie season recovering from an Achilles injury.
Josh Gordon was traded to the Patriots a few weeks into the 2018 season. In his short stint with the team before getting suspended, Gordon caught the 500th touchdown of Tom Brady's career.
Jarvis Landry played in all 14 games as a freshman for the LSU Tigers in 2011. That season, the Tigers won the SEC Championship, which sent the team to the national championship where they lost to Alabama.
In his rookie season, Stefon Diggs had to work his way into the starting lineup for the Minnesota Vikings. He started his first game in Week 7 of that year against the Lions, recording his first NFL touchdown.
Tyreek Hill came into the league as a return specialist, but he quickly proved he could be a star receiver as well. After his rookie season was complete, players around the league named him as a Top 40 player.
Traded to the Eagles in 2018, Golden Tate was key for the team to advance in the playoffs. In the wildcard round, Tate made a game-winning catch on fourth down to seal the game for the Eagles who were playing the Bears.
After an outstanding rookie season in 2017, Cooper Kupp was selected to the All-Rookie Team. That season, he played in 15 games, hauling in 62 passes for 869 yards.
Allen Hurns had a few dismal seasons at the University of Miami before exploding his senior year. In his final season, he set the Hurricanes' single-season record for receiving yards.
Brandin Cooks helped the New England Patriots reach the Super Bowl in 2017, where they lost to the Eagles. In 2018, he went back to the Super Bowl but with the Los Angeles Rams.
Playing for the Rams, Robert Woods had his first season with over 1,000 yards receiving in 2018. It's also the first time the former Trojan started every game.
Sammy Watkins was highly sought after coming out of college, where he had 101 receptions in his final season. He was selected by the Buffalo Bills with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
JuJu Smith-Schuster finished the 2018 NFL season with more receiving yards than teammate Antonio Brown. When Brown was selected to the Pro Bowl, he elected not to go due to an injury, and Smith-Schuster was selected to replace him.
In his rookie season, Mohamed Sanu threw a 73-yard touchdown pass while playing the wildcat quarterback position. The touchdown pass came before he ever recorded an NFL reception.
Adam Thielen played college football at Minnesota State where he went under the radar throughout his career. The Minnesota Vikings took notice, however, and signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2013.
Danny Amendola is a two-time Super Bowl champion, winning both titles with the Patriots. Amendola left the Patriots after losing in Super Bowl LII to the Eagles.