Packers have best duo in NFL, according to CBS Sports rankings

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

Defenses struggled to stop the Green Bay Packers‘ duo of Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams last season.

Rodgers won his third NFL MVP award after throwing 48 touchdown passes with only five interceptions. His favorite target was Adams, with the two linking up on 115 passes which went for 1,374 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Unsurprisingly, the pair piled up individual awards, including being voted to the Pro Bowl and earning first-team All-Pro honors.

Do the Packers have the league’s best duo?

Cody Benjamin of CBS Sports has ranked the best duos in the NFL. Not just QB-WR duos, but he’s chosen the best two players from every team in the league. For the Packers, he’s gone with Rodgers and Adams.

Green Bay’s dominant pairing ranks in first place in the list, just ahead of Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill of the Kansas City Chiefs.

It’s an interesting article and the rankings aren’t just quarterbacks with their best receivers. Other examples include defensive end Aaron Donald and cornerback Jalen Ramsey for the Los Angeles Rams, as well as running back Nick Chubb and defensive end Myles Garrett for the Cleveland Browns.

But it’s hard to argue with Benjamin’s decision to put Rodgers and Adams in first place. There were few duos that could impact a game more than this pairing last season. They’re almost always on the same page and, together, give defenses nightmares all game long.

When you have one of the league’s best route-runners and overall wide receivers, paired with an all-time great quarterback who rarely misses an open receiver, it’s bad news for defenses.

At times, it felt like these two were just having fun with their opponents. Anytime they needed a big play on third down, defenses knew where it was going but they could do very little to stop it.

For that reason, I agree with Benjamin’s rankings, putting Rodgers and Adams at the top.