Ranking the Top 5 NFL Wide Receiver Duos in 2022
Dolphins- Tyreek Hill + Jaylen Waddle
Man, oh man. Forget the fastest and most electrifying duo in the 2022 season, this has potential to be the most electrifying duo in NFL history. Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are two of the leagues fastest players, and not one other pair of WR’s can hold a candle to these guys as far as speed.
At 28 years old, Tyreek Hill comes to South Florida off back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons. The team that didn’t have enough speed and playmaking on offense a season ago, acquires the leagues most lethal weapon. There’s a misconception out there that Tyreek Hill is solely a deep threat and he’s not a good fit for Dolphins QB, Tua Tagovailoa. I’m here to tell you that isn’t true. Hill excels taking screen passes, crossing routes, slants, and even jet sweeps to the house, and is a threat to score any time the ball touches his hands.
And I know, it’s fun and popular to make fun of Tua. Cracking jokes about his “noodle arm” and how he won’t be able to hit Tyreek deep is the most popular joke in the NFL right now. While I can admit Tua doesn’t have the arm strength of Patrick Mahomes, Tagovailoa has more than enough arm strength to connect deep with Hill. From 3 years of tape at Alabama, and even multiple 50 yard passes from Tua last season, I’m here to guarantee the two connect multiple times on 45+ yard bombs next year.
On the other side of the field will be Jaylen Waddle, who had a fantastic rookie season. “The penguin” set an NFL record for most catches as a rookie with 104, while also eclipsing 1,000 yards. It’s not often that a player as fast as Jaylen Waddle is the 2nd fastest player on your team, but that’s the situation the Dolphins are now in. With the Cheetah generating most of the attention from defenses, things should really open up for Waddle and allow him to have an even better second season.
There’s not another pair of receivers who will keep defensive coordinators up at night longer than Hill and Waddle. It’ll be very interesting to see how new head coach Mike McDaniel utilizes both these players. The Dolphins will be much see TV in 2022.
Buccaneers- Mike Evans + Chris Godwin
Tampa Bay has 2 top 15 WR’s on the same team. It’s pretty ridiculous when you think about it, combined with the fact that Tom Brady gets to throw to them.
Mike Evans has been in the NFL for 8 seasons. Do you wanna guess how many of those Evans had 1,000+ yards in? How about all 8. There hasn’t been a more consistent WR in the NFL since Evans has entered the league in 2014. He set a career high in TDs last year with 14, and doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. With Tom Brady coming back for yet another season, expect Evans to put together another 1,000 yard season, combined with double-digit touchdowns.
Chris Godwin was on pace to set a career-high in receiving yards before tearing his ACL in week 15. Godwin did more of the dirty work for the Bucs last season, earlier in his career he served more as a deep threat, but primarily played in a slot role in 2021. He seemed to excel as Brady’s safety blanket underneath, so I assume he’ll continue that role next season. Godwin should be back for the start of the regular season, but don’t be surprised if the Bucs slowly bring him along.
It’s rare to have this collection of talent and production in the same receiver room, and that’s ultimately why Evans and Godwin placed atop the list.