Diggs + Thielen Named 2nd Best WR Duo in the NFL
James Jones, currently an analyst for NFL.com, wrote an article ranking the best wide receiving duos in the league and the Minnesota Vikings were well represented.
Jones ranked the duo of Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen as the 2nd best in the league, writing:
Minnesota has two of the best route runners in the game right now -- their 2018 numbers prove as much. Thielen's record-setting season saw him lead the NFL with 69 receptions from the slot, while Diggs ranked sixth with 73 catches when aligned out wide. Because of their devotion to technique and perfecting their craft, this pair should have no problem reaching the same production levels from a year ago -- even if Mike Zimmer wants to run the ball more. Not to mention, this is the first full offseason Diggs and Thielen have had with their heavily critiqued quarterback Kirk Cousins, who's entering the second season of his fully guaranteed three-year deal. If the Vikings are putting in the work, which I'm guessing they are, we won't see much of this come September.
The only duo ranked higher were Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry of the Cleveland Browns, the teams that's the trendy pick to have a big year in the AFC.
Articles like this are fun to read, and provide fans the opportunity to debate, but the real test comes in September when real games are being played. As they say, the proof is in the pudding.