B/R names one QB-WR duo better than Bills’ Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs
Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs instantly teamed up three seasons ago and took off as one of the best quarterback-wide receiver duos in the NFL.
However, Bleacher Report does not think this Buffalo Bills pair is the best one in the NFL. Instead, Allen and Diggs slide in at No. 2 on the outlet’s duo rankings.
And the one who outranks them is a bit of a surprise. The top position is held by Minnesota Vikings pair of Kirk Cousins and Justin Jefferson.
Jefferson is undoubtedly a talent, but Cousins and him ahead of Allen and Diggs, plus the likes of the Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase among others, is head turning.
The reason as B/R explains is because “this list emphasizes production over wins and losses.”
Even so, the Buffalo players slide in ahead of several promising playmakers with the second-place finish. Others include the Miami Dolphins (Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill) and Los Angeles Rams (Matthew Stafford, Cooper Kupp).
Here’s B/R’s full breakdown on Allen and Diggs:
Josh Allen and Stefon Diggs have wrecked pass defenses a little longer than Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase.
In 2020, the Buffalo Bills acquired Diggs from the Minnesota Vikings, which is easily the best move they’ve made to support Allen. The two clicked right away, elevating one another over the past three campaigns.
In their first year together, Allen became a Pro Bowl-caliber quarterback, and Diggs led the league in catches (127) and receiving yards (1,535).
Though Allen’s completion rate has dropped from that year, he threw for 4,200-plus yards and at least 35 touchdowns in 2021 and 2022. Over the past two terms, Diggs has finished top-eight in receiving yards and seen his touchdown total rise every year in Buffalo.
Despite the loss of offensive coordinator Brian Daboll, who took over the New York Giants’ head-coaching job last offseason, Allen and Diggs remain one of the league’s top duos.
Diggs has accumulated 106-plus receiving yards in three out of seven playoff games with the Bills.
Allen experienced his fair share of struggles last postseason, throwing for three touchdowns and three interceptions and completing less than 60 percent of his passes in both games, but he’s earned the benefit of the doubt. He should be able to bounce back from those underwhelming performances in his second year under Ken Dorsey.
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