no they wouldn't, because that would mean Steve Smith was the # 3 WR in 09.
Your the only person that thinks production isn't what the 3rd receiver is about.
Regardless, besides your SNAPS theory you came back with JUST RECEPTIONS.
So yo would think a guy with 40 receptions, 400 yards, and 4 TDS would be the third receiver over a guy with 39 receptions, 600 yards, and 7 TDs
which would make no sense
Snaps is the only thing that makes sense...but you aren't going to sit there and count the snaps (neither am I) so the closest thing to that is pure receptions.
and I'm pretty sure you and me are the only people even discussion what makes a 3rd receiver the third receiver in the first place....so bringing up what everyone else thinks is irrelevent since no one else is even thinking about it.
your hypothetical are ridiculous by the way, answer me this who would be the third receiver.
55 Receptions 650 yards 3 TD's vs 40 Receptions 750 Yards 6 TD's
you make hypothetical that support only your opinion and don't understand that it's going to end up more muddled then that...but that's besides the point, the 3rd receiver is the receiver who takes the 3rd most snaps period...that's not debatable it's just a fact...