Lists, lists, and extra lists.
The newest was formulated by former NFL operating again and NFL Network analyst Maurice Jones-Drew. The former Jaguars operating again ranks his high 10 QB/WR duos heading into the 2022 NFL season, and this one is getting loads of response.
At first look, the most important, most obtrusive omission from Jones-Drew’s record is the absence of Kirk Cousins and Justin Jefferson. I do know this can be a projection record for the upcoming season, however let’s put some respect on this Vikings duo’s names.
Jefferson has already amassed over 3,000 yards in his first two years within the NFL, which is a document. He additionally has almost 200 catches in his first two years, and sure, that’s one other document. We can’t overlook the man throwing him all these passes. I can’t totally disagree with Cousins being thought of a mid-level QB. But a few of these different QBs are proper there with him.
Jameis Winston and Michael Thomas made Jones-Drew’s record at No. 10, and the latter hasn’t performed in nearly two years. I’d take Cousins over Winston proper now, in all honesty. Cousins has been constant since becoming a member of Minnesota in 2018, throwing 30 or extra TDs in three of his 4 seasons with the group.
Winston will sling the ball and has a giant arm, however he’s thrown too many interceptions over the previous few years. His greatest yr to this point in 2019, he handed for 33 TDs and over 5,100 yards but in addition had 30 passes picked off. The 30-plus TDs are unbelievable, however you may’t throw that many INTs in immediately’s NFL. Guys get criticized for 15 INTs these days, and Winston doubled that.
Dak Prescott and CeeDee Lamb made the record at No. 7. Another duo I wouldn’t wager on over Cousins/Jefferson. Prescott and Cousins is a wash in my e book. If you’re taking the star and the Dallas Cowboys model away from Dak, he’s considered in the same gentle to Cousins, if he isn’t already.
There’s quite a lot of fluff in lots of Dak’s massive statistical video games all through his profession. In week 18 final yr, Prescott threw 5 TDs in a 51-26 win over division rival Philadelphia. The Eagles performed backup gamers whereas Dallas left Dak within the sport for the second half, simply to interrupt Tony Romo’s document for TD passes (Dak completed with 37) in a season.
Yes, Prescott and the Cowboys made the playoffs whereas the Vikings sat at house watching, however that isn’t all Cousins’ fault. I refuse to imagine the hole between Dak and Kirk is that this massive. I don’t suppose CeeDee’s manufacturing, even because the No. 1 goal in Dallas, will probably be shut sufficient to Jefferson’s to justify this rating.
This record isn’t all dangerous aside from No. 10 and No. 7. I’d rank Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs forward of Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase just because I believe they’ll have a greater season, nevertheless it’s shut in order that I can cope with it. The solely duo listed that we haven’t seen swimsuit up collectively within the NFL is Derek Carr and Davonte Adams. But they did play at Fresno State together years in the past, so their chemistry ought to come simple.
Also noticeable by their absence listed below are Tua Tagovailoa and Tyreek Hill. If you let Hill inform it, he’s going to be extra productive in Miami than he ever dreamed of in Kansas City. While I’m undecided about Tua/Hill as a high 10 duo simply but, Cousins/Jefferson deserved a spot on this record and can present us why this yr.
Even if Cousins is taken into account a fringe high 12-15 QB, Jefferson is on his option to turning into the perfect WR within the NFL if he posts one other record-setting marketing campaign. You can’t have one with out the others in a dialog about the perfect tag groups.