it seems like everyone is legit NFL Contenders has a dominant signal-caller and pass-catcher who can wreak havoc on defense, but which team has Best quarterback-wide receiver pairing?

Colin Cowherd revealed its top 10 QB-WR pairings going into the 2023 season on Thursday’s edition ofherd,

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10. detroit lions QB Jared Goff and WR Amon-Ra Saint Brown

Key Figures: Goff threw for 4,438 yards and 29 touchdowns last season, while his No. 1 receiver, St. Brown, totaled 106 receptions for 1,161 yards and six touchdowns, his second NFL season.

Shepherd’s Thoughts: “The last two years, when Goff targeted him (St. Brown), he completed 74% of his throws and [has] 106.0 Passer Rating. …I think they’re really good, and they keep getting better.”

9. miami dolphins QB tua tagovailoa and WR tyreek hill

Key Figures: When healthy, Tagovailoa has been efficient under center. He totaled 3,548 passing yards, 25 passing touchdowns and a league-best 105.5 passer rating last season, while completing 64.8% of his passes in 13 games.

Shepherd’s Thoughts: “I don’t trust Tua’s health. … Hill is great, but Tua doesn’t throw the ball very deep, and Tyreek Hill is really known to be an over-the-top receiver. I love that. Hill leads the NFL in receiving yards the last six seasons, but a lot of that is (due to Patrick Mahomes).”

8. dallas cowboys QB dak prescott and WR cd lamb

Key Figures: Prescott is a year off from 4,449 yards passing and a career-high 37 touchdowns, but he led the league in interceptions (15) in just 12 games last season. Meanwhile, Lamb continued to climb the NFL’s receiving ranks as he totaled 107 receptions for 1,359 yards and nine touchdowns in 2022.

Shepherd’s Thoughts: “You might say to yourself, ‘We have questions about Dak,’ but when Dak targets CD Lamb — who, by the way, has gotten better every year in Dallas — [he has a] 99.0 passer rating [and a] 67% completion percentage. When Dak is targeting CD Lamb, he’s a different quarterback.”

7. minnesota vikings QB Kirk Cousin and WR Justin Jefferson

Key Figures: Cousins, who has a career high 66.8 completion percentage, threw for 4,547 yards last season — his most since 2016. On the outside, Jefferson continued to emphasize opposing secondaries, as he led the NFL in receptions (128) and receiving yards (1,809). last season. In addition, Jefferson has amassed over 1,400 receiving yards in each of his three seasons in the NFL.

Shepherd’s Thoughts: “I don’t doubt Justin Jefferson, but in a big game, who shrinks? Kirk isn’t the same quarterback. Now, Justin led the NFL in receiving yards and receptions the first year under Kevin O’Connell. . .. Randy Moss didn’t do a lot in Oakland; you gotta have a quarterback, too.”

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6. buffalo bill QB josh allen and WR stephen diggs

Key Figures: Allen and Diggs have been a formidable pairing for the Bills since teaming up in 2020. In each of the last three seasons, Allen has thrown for over 4,200 yards and 35 touchdowns, while Diggs has had over 100 receptions and over 1,200 touchdowns. -plus receiving yards.

Shepherd’s Thoughts: “I’m just worried about the play with Stefon Diggs. Since he’s come in, this whole offense feels like he’s taken another step. However, my question is from the drafting Dalton Kincaid, Do they want to be less dependent on Stephen Diggs going forward? And my guess is the answer is yes.

5. new orleans saints QB derek carr and WR Chris Olave

Key Figures: Saints want Carr as quarterback they had before 2022 las vegas raiders — who threw for 4,804 yards in 2021 and completed 68.7% of his passes in 2018-21. Carr’s top option in passing game statistics is Olave, who amassed 72 receptions for 1,042 yards and four touchdowns in his 2022 rookie campaign.

Shepherd’s Thoughts: “I think it’s going to be a huge year for him. [They have a] Nice o-line. Olave ranks No. 2 in receiving yards and receptions for rookies.”

4. new york jets QB aaron rodgers and WR Garrett Wilson

Key Figures: The Jets are entering Year 1 with Rodgers, a 10-time Pro Bowler who previously posted a passer rating above 90 in each of his 15 seasons. green Bay Packers, The future Hall of Fame QB has a rising star downfield in Wilson, who last season caught 83 passes for 1,103 yards and four touchdowns, helping him clinch Offensive Rookie of the Year honors.

Shepherd’s Thoughts: “Rogers is better than Carr. Wilson led all rookies in receptions with 83, which is insane when he did mike white, Joe Flacco And zach wilson, …I like Derek Carr-Chris Olave. I think this year is going to explode.”

3. Kansas City Chiefs QB patrick mahomes and T.E travis keles

Key Figures: The Chiefs are coming off their second Super Bowl win in four years, and their star QB and tight end continue to lead. Mahomes led the NFL in passing yards (5,250) and touchdowns (41) last season, while Kelce gained over 1,000 receiving yards for the seventh consecutive season, as well as a career-high 12 receiving touchdowns.

Shepherd’s Thoughts: “Do you know [that] Kelce ranks third in yards after catches ahead of all wide receivers? Tight end guys are rarely well liked, but he really is their No. 1 guy. Plus, he’s too big for corners and too quick for linebackers, so he’s a matchup nightmare.”

2. jacksonville jaguars QB trevor lawrence and WR Calvin Ridley

Key Figures: Lawrence fared much better in his second NFL season, throwing for 4,113 yards and 25 touchdowns, helping the Jaguars reach the AFC Divisional Round. Meanwhile, Ridley, who has been energetic off the field even when on the field (Ridley has played just five games with the atlanta falcons Entering his first season with the Jaguars from 2021-22 due to mental health issues and a one-year suspension for gambling on NFL games. In Ridley’s last full season (2020), he caught 90 passes for 1,374 yards and nine touchdowns.

Shepherd’s Thoughts: “I think it will peak. People forgot that Calvin Ridley is amazing. Last year, Trevor Lawrence, without the No. 1 receiver the last nine games, [had] 15 touchdowns, two picks and a 105.0 passer rating.”

1. Cincinnati Bengals QB which bad and WR jammer chase

Key Figures: Burrows and Chase have been a dynamite duo in the passing game, leading the Bengals to consecutive AFC Championship Games as well as Super Bowl LVI. Burrow has thrown for over 4,400 yards and 34 touchdowns in back-to-back seasons, while leading the NFL in completion percentage in 2021 (70.4%). Chase has amassed 2,501 receiving yards and 22 receiving touchdowns in 29 regular season games.

Shepherd’s Thoughts: ,lsu There is a chemistry between the two. All you need to know is when they connected, it’s a 107.0/108.0 passer rating, and the first time they connected together.”

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