Friday, August 26, 2016

Best Quarterback Wide Receiver Combos

With AJ Ellis being traded to the Phillies from the Dodgers one of baseball's greatest pitching catching combos saw its unexpected divorce.  Well, after watching that go down I wanted to look at the best wide receiver quarterback combos that the NFL has seen and look at what wouldn't happen had these combinations did not happen:

Phillip Rivers to Antonio Gates
This combination accumulated for 63 touchdowns,

Johnny Unitas to Raymond Berry
This combination accumulated for 64 touchdowns

Joe Montana to Jerry Rice
This combination accumulated for 67 touchdowns

Brett Favre to Antonio Freeman
This combination accumulated for 67 touchdowns

Drew Brees to Marques Colston
This combination accumulated for 67 touchdowns

Jim Kelly to Andre Reed
This combination accumulated for 71 touchdowns

Peyton Manning to Reggie Wayne
This combination accumulated for 76 touchdowns

Dan Marino to Mark Clayton
This combination accumulated for 82 touchdowns

Steve Young to Jerry Rice
This combination accumulated for 92 touchdowns

Peyton Manning to Marvin Harrison
This combination accumulated for 118 touchdowns

In baseball you look at some of the best pitchers and with some of those pitchers you had a catcher who was the pitcher's best friend and knew how to call him.  In football you have quarterbacks and receivers who put up numbers and worked great as a unit.  You never know which quarterback or receiver will be traded but just know without a perfect combination there would be no great quarterback and there would be no great receiver.  Timing is everything and these 2 has to not only know eachother's routes but they have to know exactly where the ball is going to be thrown and when the ball will be thrown.

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