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NFL Network names Montana and Rice top QB-WR duo of all time

Two of the best to ever do it.

On NFL Network, analyst Elliot Harrison named the greatest quarterback and wide receiver combinations in league history. At the top of the list was former 49ers Joe Montana and Jerry Rice.

Instead of looking at their entire careers, Harrison instead ranked the duos based on their high point of playing together. The strike-shortened 1987 season was tabbed for Montana and Rice, in which the pair linked up for 22 touchdowns in just 12 games.

Montana and Rice had 67 touchdowns together in their careers. Rice is largely considered the greatest WR of all time, holding the record for receiving yards, receptions and touchdowns. Montana is up there in the discussion for the greatest of all time at his position as well, winning four Super Bowls with the 49ers.

The rest of Harrison’s Top 5 –

  1. Montana/Rice, 49ers (1987)
  2. Tom Brady/Randy Moss, Patriots (2007)
  3. Dan Fouts/John Jefferson, Chargers (1980)
  4. Joe Namath/Don Maynard, Jets (1967)
  5. Ben Roethlisberger/Antonio Brown, Steelers (2014)


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