Ranking the best five pass-catching duos in the NFL - Surprise Sports
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It has become mandatory for every NFL franchise to fetch at least two marquee players on the perimeter ever since the league has gradually transformed into a passing league.

Hence, the juggernauts of the league that include the Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans have accepted the multi-playmaker trend. They go all out to sign all-star talents to upgrade their receiver corps.

This ultimately helps in adding different options and dimensions to the passing game of aside.

But what even forces the defensive coordinators to change their tactics is the presence of agile duos out wide forces.

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Here are the top five best pass-passing tandems:

5. Minnesota Vikings (Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen)

Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen are going to be a headache for other NFL teams in the coming season as both polished runners are tough to defend.

Jefferson put on a stellar display last season as he registered an all-time rookie record of 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns on 88 catches. There is no doubt that he emerged as a top-10 talent. The 21-year-old wide received almost took home the Offensive Rookie of the Year award from Justin Herbert.

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His partner Thielen, 30, is one of the underrated players in the league. He’s a top-notch scoring machine with 29 touchdowns altogether in the last three seasons.

4. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Mike Evans and Chris Godwin)

Mike Evans and Chris Godwin have been impressive, to say the least during their Tamba Bay stint that began last season.

Their strength and agility make them offensive specialists. Both Evans and Godwin are all-star-calibre playmakers with solid catch-and-run skills that they have displayed since joining the Buccaneers.

While Evans is the anchor of the passing game, Godwin is a skilled playmaker with a polished game as he mixes finesse and power.

3. Seattle Seahawks (DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett)

Seattle Seahawks have been enjoying great chemistry between their pass-catchers DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett, who form a mouth-watering duo in the offence.

In 2020, Metcalf got third-year pro earned Pro Bowl honours after he registered 10 scores and 1,303 yards. His explosiveness makes him a tough receiver to tackle and that is why he is a nightmare to defend on the perimeter.

On the other hand, Lockett is a sneaky playmaker who has been at his best in the last three years, posting consecutive 1,000-yard campaigns while tallying 28 receiving touchdowns

2. Tennessee Titans (Julio Jones and A.J. Brown)

Julio Jones and AJ Brown use their size in the most efficient way to help Tennesse Titans in the offence. Both weigh around 220 pounds and that helps them keep defenders at bay with powerful blows.
Jones is an experienced campaigner who has been part of the NFL for over a decade. As for Brown, his sublime catching and running skills make him stand out in the league.

1. Kansas City Chiefs (Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce)

There’s no doubt that Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce have developed into the most threatening duo in the NFL. They possess the ability to take the game away from their opponents in a matter of minutes.

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Shayan is a Pakistan-based sports blogger with over three years of experience in journalism and sub-editing of sports-related pieces.

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