Andy Dalton and A.J. Green have led the Cincinnati Bengals to a bounceback season as first-year players. What other rookie duos have taken the league by storm over the past 10 seasons?
For the purposes of this list, “duos” means players that actually played together, not just two great rookies that happened to be on the same team.
As a quarterback and wide receiver, Dalton and Green are a perfect example. Those two have been part of a recent trend of offensive rookie teammates getting off to great starts in the NFL.
Prior to 2007, most of the high-impact rookie tandems showed up on the defensive side of the ball.