Apparently, Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen don’t exist

(Photo by Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson
(Photo by Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports) Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson /

A recent list of the top wide receiver duos in the NFL failed to include Minnesota Vikings pass-catchers, Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen.

Before the Minnesota Vikings shipped him off to the Buffalo Bills, Stefon Diggs partnered with Adam Thielen to make up one of the most talented wide receiver duos in the NFL.

When the Vikings drafted Justin Jefferson last year, most didn’t think he would come in and immediately fill the void that was created after Diggs was traded.

But Jefferson not only took over as Thielen‘s partner in crime last season, they arguably formed a better receiving duo than the one that included Diggs.

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On Tuesday, NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala revealed her list of the top-five wide receiver duos around the league heading into the upcoming 2021 season. Minnesota fans quickly noticed Kinkhabwala did not include the duo of Jefferson and Thielen.

At the very least, how did the Vikings’ wide receiver duo not even make her top five? And then to add insult to injury, Kinkhabwala has Diggs and his Bills teammate Cole Beasley ranked as the second-best duo in the NFL. In what world is Beasley a better receiver than Thielen or Jefferson?

Selecting Diggs and Beasley as one of the top wide receiver duos is fine. But as the second-best in the entire league? No, absolutely not.

Last season, Jefferson and Thielen combined for 162 catches, 2,325 receiving yards, and 21 touchdowns. None of the five duos picked by Kinkhabwala made more trips to the end zone last season than Jefferson and Thielen, including Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods who only combined for nine scores in 2020.

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The argument can be made that Jefferson and Thielen are the absolute best receiving duo in the NFL heading into next season. So for Kinkhabwala to leave them off of her list is incredibly puzzling.