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Top-5 NFL quarterback-wide receiver duos

If you like high flying offenses, well, you love the NFL right now. There is a plethora of talent at the QB and WR positions right now and with the talent that is going to continue to be getting infused from the college level it doesn’t look like there is going to be a drop off anytime soon.

The best thing about the top-5 QB and WR duos in the NFL is that no two duos are alike. They all bring their unique abilities to the forefront and that makes them great.

While there are many great duos in the NFL right now, here are the top five.

1. Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill

This duo not only has the stats, but also the Lombardi trophy to warrant their top spot. They are also two of most unique talents the NFL has ever seen. Mahomes, in just two years of starting, already has a league MVP and Super Bowl MVP. Hill is entering his fifth year and has become so much more than just a speed guy. This duo is just getting started, which is scary for the rest of the NFL.

2. Drew Brees and Michael Thomas

Drew Brees has seemingly been playing forever, but his age hasn’t slowed him down. He is still one of the most accurate passers in the NFL. Brees has completed 70% or more of his passes in each of his last four seasons. That just so happens to be when Michael Thomas was drafted to New Orleans. Thomas is a target monster and hauled in an incredible 149 passes in 2019. Brees is rumored to be retiring soon, but I think this duo has the ability to make one more serious run.

3. Matt Ryan and Julio Jones

Ryan and Jones have been so consistent over the years that their greatness seems almost forgotten by some. First, Ryan consistently completes 65% or more of his passes. He also usually tacks on over 4500 yards and 25 touchdowns. Jones is just a beast. He has finished every season but two with six or more touchdowns. He also has all but two seasons with 1200 or more yards (I’m counting his 1198 yard season as 1200). That is just unbelievable consistency. There is no reason why the two of them won’t be a force again in 2020.

4. Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins

This duo has never taken a snap together. Hopkins joined the Arizona Cardinals via trade from the Houston Texans this offseason. Hopkins has been one of the best wide receivers in the NFL over the years. He is teaming up with Kyler Murray, who had a very promising rookie campaign. The uber talented Murray will build off last year’s performance and I would not be surprised to hear MVP talks about him in 2020.

5. Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams

This fifth spot was the toughest decision on the list. Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams just barely edged out the competition though. Everyone knows how good Rodgers can be and while he may not be peak Rodgers anymore, he is still good. Adams isn’t the athlete some of the other wide receivers on this list are, but he is a technician when it comes to route running.

Considered: Russell Wilson and Tyler Lockett, Matt Stafford and Kenny Golladay, and Tom Brady and Mike Evans.

There is so much talent at the QB and WR positions right now in the NFL that sorting out the top five is very difficult. You could easily replace one of the duos that were considered with some of the other duos that made the list.

Having all this talent and the NFL wanting to throw more and more makes for very exciting Sundays in the fall.

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