Publish Date: 08/10/2021
Fact checked by: Mark Lewis
When you think of football, automatically, two of the main positions you think of when remembering all-time great players are quarterbacks and wide receivers. Joe Montana and Jerry Rice, Troy Aikman and Steve Irvin, Peyton Manning, and Marvin Harrison are great examples of some of the best QB-WR duos ever to grace the gridiron, all bonafide stars in their own way. For sports fans, especially those who like to bet on NFL games, finding a lethal QB-WR duo to ride is always key to maximizing their action and earnings.
Well, NFL fans, look no further. With the upcoming 2021-22 season almost here, we give you the top 3 best QB-WR duos to keep an eye on for the season, with an honorable mentions bonus as well.
Before we get into the top 3 duos to watch out for in the upcoming NFL season, let’s break down a few mentions of outstanding QB-WR duos that just barely made a list. Now, by all means, this does not mean that they should be overlooked; it’s just that while they are dominant in their own ways, with a little more time and games under their belt, we could be looking at earnest contenders down the line.
First of all, Arizona’s QB Kyler Murray and WR DeAndre Hopkins. On the one hand, you have one of the best young talents at QB in Murray, who is a stone’s throw away from breaking out of his shell and showing everyone why he’s regarded with so many great reviews. Add to that pairing him with one of the most game-changing WR’s in the game like DeAndre Hopkins, who’s a specialist in bringing out the best in young QBs, as he did with Deshaun Watson, and if all the pieces end up fitting right, we could end up seeing one of the best QB-WR duos in the league. My other honorable mention, Titan’s QB Ryan Tannehill and WR Julio Jones. With Jones joining Tennessee, that automatically brought an already good offense to the realms of greatness. If Tannehill and Jones hit it off from the get-go, they could be a game-changing factor for Tennessee as well as the AFC in itself.
Now that we all know that Aaron Rodgers will be playing for the Packers for at least one more season, there’s no doubt that what he does when paired up with superstar WR Davante Adams is out of this world. Rodgers, a bonafide star and one of the greatest QB’s to ever play the game, always seems to be able to outdo himself, and when he and Adams are in synch, there’s almost no stopping them. Even with all the drama that has surrounded their whole contract situations, you know that there is virtually no stopping Rodgers and Adams on the field.
If this is the last season they play together in Green Bay, you know that these two will be going out week in and week out to put on a show. While both Rodgers and Adams are true threats for any opposing defense weekly, it’s in the postseason where they truly stand out and shine as a most dangerous duo. So if one more playoff run is in the books for Green Bay with Rodgers and Adams at the helm, expect greatness.
One could argue that there is a clear before and after scenario for the Buffalo Bills after having Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs link up and start doing their thing together. This duo has taken a Bills organization that was long awaiting a chance to become relevant again. It has taken them from being a perennial punchline of all NFL-related jokes to being true contenders for a spot in the Super Bowl this year’s upcoming season.
While Allen’s first two seasons as the Bills QB were not the best, after Buffalo took a leap of faith and traded a flurry of draft picks to Minnesota for WR Stefon Diggs, everything changed for Buffalo and Allen. Allen’s game has gone from being low to middle of the pack in terms of QB quality to being a top-tier MVP talent game, mostly due to Diggs and what he has brought to Buffalo’s offense. Just look at Diggs’ numbers last season, with over 1,500 receiving yards, 127 receptions, and 166 targets that combined with Allen’s 4,500 passing yards and 37 TD’s, automatically make them one of the best duos in the game. They will only continue to get better this upcoming season, and who knows, this might be the season that we see the Bills finally make it back to the Super Bowl.
What do you get when you mix the best young QB with the fastest WR in the league? You get a Super Bowl win, back-to-back Super Bowl appearances as well as back-to-back AFC Championship titles. That’s what the Chiefs’ QB Patrick Mahomes and WR Tyreek Hill bring to the table. Ever since joining the league, Mahomes has put up some numbers that have had everyone already giving him the title of the next GOAT of the game, and having Hill as his number one weapon down the field does not hurt one bit.
Both players have put up amazing numbers since linking up together, and there are no real signs of this stopping any time soon. Given that they already know what it’s like to go to the Super Bowl and win it, the question here is how many more Super Bowls will this duo win for Kansas City? If I had to guess, I would say at least two or three more.