On Thursday, in a recent exercise by Bleacher Reports senior draft analyst, Matt Miller took to ranking the NFL’s top QB-WR duos. For this list, Miller used a “composite score” to determine the rankings, which is a number created with data pulled from Pro Football Focus, Football Outsiders, and his own research.
Who are the NFL’s best QB-WR duos? No. 1 should be obvious. https://t.co/hfq5B9dyA9— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) May 14, 2020
The Chargers, unfortunately, were not represented in the top-half of the list, falling all the way to #20. For this exercise, Miller used rookie Justin Herbert as the team’s starting quarterback alongside Keenan Allen as their rightful WR1.
Herbert and Allen’s total composite score combined to be 165. Allen’s score of 92 is tied for the sixth-highest among wide receivers while Herbert’s 73 is tied for last among listed quarterbacks with the Patriots’ Jarrett Stidham and the Bears’ Mitch Trubisky.
The cross-town Rams were ranked just one place above the Bolts at #19. Their total composite score of 166 is made from Jared Goff (79) and Cooper Kupp (87). Right below the Chargers are the Chicago Bears with the aforementioned Trubisky and Allen Robinson (89).
Philip Rivers, now with the Indianapolis Colts, joins wide receiver T.Y. Hilton to make Miller’s 12th-ranked duo on the list. Their combined compositie score of 171 is split between Rivers’ 83 and Hilton’s 88.
The number one duo on his list is unsurprisingly Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill with a combined composite score of 195. Mahomes has the only 99 score for a quarterback on the list while Hill chips in with an elite 96.
What do you all think of Miller’s ranking? How much higher, if at all, would the Chargers be with Tyrod Taylor as the team’s quarterback?