Top 5 Wide Receiver Duos In the NFL
NFL Dynamic Duos: Top 5 WR Combos In the Game
The wide receiver position has always intrigued even the most casual NFL fans. Not only are the wide outs usually the most athletic players on the field -- these physical specimens are never afraid to ruffle a few feathers. Terrell Owens is a Hall of Fame wide receiver, yet it's his off-the-field antics that made most fans either love him or hate him.
Nowadays, the position is still full of drama, but the good kind. For instance, young stars like Terrance Williams and Keenan Allen are just the latest rookies to make their mark on the NFL with one fantastic catch after another. Moreover, the wide receiver position is made up a great mix of youngsters and old-timers. Thus, we compiled a list of the best wide receiver duos across the league.
One thing you must know before reading, however, is that a duo requires two powerful wide outs. For instance, Calvin Johnson hasn't had a decent running mate all season, so you won't find any Detroit Lions' wide receivers on this list. In addition, you won't find the usually-potent Atlanta Falcons combination of Julio Jones and Roddy White anywhere in this top 5.
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Bengals: A.J. Green, Marvin Jones
The Cincinnati Bengals drafted Mohammed Sanu in the 2012 NFL Draft hoping that he could materialize as a long-term option alongside All-Pro A.J. Green. Well as fate would have it, Sanu has been put on the back-burner and Marvin Jones is forming into a Cincy mainstay. Jones is tied for team lead in touchdowns with eight as he and Green have emerged as the best WR duo in the AFC South.
Cardinals: Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd
Many Arizona Cardinals fans wondered if the Redbirds would ever replace Anquan Boldin as the perfect right-hand man to Larry Fitzgerald. Well, it looks like the starved Arizona faithful finally have Boldin's replacement -- Michael Floyd. The former Notre Dame Fighting Irish standout already has 886 receiving yards, and has doubled his 2012 total of touchdowns.
Eagles: DeSean Jackson, Riley Cooper
DeSean Jackson and Riley Cooper are definitely the odd couple on this list. After a brutally idiotic move in the preseason, Cooper has put that incident behind him and is currently leading the Eagles in big plays with nearly 20 yards per catch in 2013. Some may knock this Eagles' combination, yet it's clear to see that both of these wide receivers can explode at any time.
Broncos: Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker
Peyton Manning has absolutely exploded in 2013 and in the process a few Broncos' wide receivers have caught a lot of touchdowns. At first, I wanted to put Eric Decker in this duo with the speedy Demaryius Thomas, but Wes Welker and Thomas both combined to be Denver's true 1-2 punch.
Bears: Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Marshall
This was a no-brainer. Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall are both All-Pro wide receivers as this dynamic duo leads the NFL in receiving yards between two players with 2,283 yards receiving combined. Jeffery's emergence has surprised most NFL fans, while Marshall's seventh straight 1,000 yard season just shows his consistency. The Jeffery-Marshall combination has kept the Chicago Bears above water despite a historically awful defense and two different quarterbacks. For that, No. 15 and No. 17 both deserve the top spot.
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