I made the comment this week that all of this lack of running we’re seeing in the playoffs is going to lead to an urgency to get better in that area…We had ZERO RB's go for 100 yards in the post-season, that's nuts.
And I think I’ve diagnosed part of the problem…most of the great RB’s in today’s game are relegated to teams who have bad QB’s…so, my Top 5 here: Top 5 QB/RB combos in the NFL. I think you'll see what I mean. Holler at me @BrandonKravitz on Twitter if you disagree.
5- Mahomes and CEH- Mahomes is obviously carrying the team here but I still think CEH is a good back who had a really bad year. Just 2 games with 100 rush yards…and his receiving abilities have not been showcased in this offense. He never eclipsed more than 3 receptions.
4- Dak and Zeke- Dak is at the top of his game, I would say he’s the bottom level of “great” in the discussion of QB-greatness in the NFL, but he’s there. Zeke is slipping a bit but he still rushed for over 1k yards and finished 7th in the league.
3- Herbert and Ekeler- Herbie is arguably the most talented of the young QB’s and his RB isn’t too shabby either, my only issue with Ekeler is that he’s not the type of back that’ll get you those 2 or 3 yards when you need them most…but he’s great at everything else.
2- Burrow and Mixon- I mean, Burrow dragged this team to the Super Bowl and Mixon kind of does it all. Great between the tackles, he’s got speed, elusiveness, everything you look for in a feature back. This is a dangerous combo. Just wished they used Mixon more in the Super Bowl.
Number 1!- Aaron and Aaron- You have the NFL’s back to back MVP and one of the best receiving backs in the league. Aaron Jones has scored 40 touchdowns in 3 seasons, and now he’s splitting time with AJ Dillion – they finished 20th and 21st in the NFL in rushing this year. But Jones is the more valuable of the 2 because of what he does in the pass game.