The NFL is full of talented individual players, but what teams have the best combination of deadly threats? Here are the top 5 offensive NFL trios. For example, one trio could be made up of a QB, RB, and a WR while another is 2 WRs and a TE.
Number 5 – Seattle Seahawks: QB Russell Wilson, RB Chris Carson, WR Tyler Lockett
Not a flashy pick here, but they get the job done. Even without an elite defense, they continue to win. That can be attributed to these guys taking care of business. Wilson has never had a bad season and famously performs without elite players around him. Carson has now put up back-to-back 1,000+ yard season and has averaged 4+ yards a carry in all 3 of his NFL seasons. Lockett is an elite route runner with reliable hands, not a sexy WR but he’s only missed 1 game in 5 seasons. Consistency locks them in at number 5.
Number 4 – Green Bay Packers: QB Aaron Rodgers, RB Adam Jones, WR Devonte Adams
There are massive amounts of touchdowns generated by these 3. Rodgers is coming off back to back 4,000+ yards and 25+ TD seasons has shown that he still can play at an elite level. Jones ran for 16 touchdowns last year and averaged 4.6 yards per carry, putting him right up with the top running backs in the league. Adams missed a lot of time last season but still managed 997 yards in 12 games. He’s a top 3 wide receiver in the league and proves it every time he steps on the field. These 3 have done all you could ask of them given the rest of the team around them. Successfully carrying this team to the playoffs year after year.
Number 3 – Dallas Cowboys: QB Dak Prescott, RB Ezekiel Elliott, WR Amari Cooper
I’m not the biggest Cowboys fan in the world by any means, but talent is talent. Prescott wins games and leads the team making up for his shortcomings as a passer. Elliott is a menace out of the backfield, beating teams with a punishing ground game and running crisp routes making him an elite dual-threat running back. Cooper fits right in on the Cowboys and provides a solid target out wide for Dak. Together they make for a difficult matchup for any defense and have earned the right to be considered a top trio.
Number 2 – New Orleans Saints: QB Drew Brees, RB Alvin Kamara, WR Michael Thomas
One of the greatest QBs of all time, a running back who in 14 games caught 81 balls and averaged almost 5 yards a carry, and a WR who set the NFL record for catches in a season at 149 and eclipsed 1,700 receiving yards last season. Brees paced to throw for over 4,000 yards for what would have been the 13th time in his career but due to injury, he only played 11 games. He had only missed 3 games in his Saints career before last season. He is still an elite QB who gets the job done week after week. Kamara is a young, dual-threat RB that serves as a good outlet under the rare circumstance that Michael Thomas can’t get open. These two, combined with the ball magnet that is Michael Thomas serve as a dangerous trio that has proven their abilities.
Number 1 – Kansas City Chiefs: QB Patrick Mahomes, TE Travis Kelce, WR Tyreek Hill
Not a hard choice for number one. Mahomes is a recent MVP and arguably the most talented QB in the league. He threw for 4,000+ yards in just 14 games last season. Kelce is the most prolific receiving TE in the NFL having surpassed 1,000 receiving yards for the 4th season in a row. Hill went off for 860 yards in just 12 games last season and might be the most dangerous man on the planet with the ball in his hands. Together they have continued to be an unstoppable trio that continues to put up gaudy numbers game after game.
Those who were considered, and I would not have a problem with people thinking should be in the top 5 include:
Atlanta Falcons: QB Matt Ryan, RB Todd Gurley, WR Julio Jones
The Falcons are known for their offense with QB Matt Ryan throwing for at least 4,000 yards in each of the last NINE years. His partner in crime has been Julio Jones who has surpassed 1,300 receiving yards in each of the last 6 seasons. Now, they are teamed up with pro-bowl running back Todd Gurley. We are yet to see how Gurley will fit into the system, which is the only thing keeping them outside the top 5.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Any 3 of the following; QB Tom Brady, TE Rob Gronkowski, WR Mike Evans, WR Chris Godwin
I feel like I’ll get some shit for this one whether I put them in or not. They have so much that they have proven in the past, but the fact is we have no idea if they can do it together. You can’t just throw talent together and have it work (especially aging talent).
Carolina Panthers: WR DJ Moore, RB Christian McCaffrey, WR Christian McCaffrey
This may seem like a joke but when someone has as good of a season as McCaffrey, it has to be highlighted. He ran the ball 287 times (fourth in the NFL) for 1,387 yards (third in the NFL) and had 116 catches (second in the NFL) for 1,005 yards. That’s 403 touches for 2,392 yards while only fumbling 1 time. To be honest, he could have made it this high into consideration by himself, but Moore is no slouch. Moore had over 1,000 receiving yards as well and together they combined for more than half the team’s total yards.