Julio Jones recently staked claim to the imaginary offseason title of the best receiving duo in the NFL (along with Falcons teammate Roddy White).
For what it’s worth, Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson isn’t arguing.
“The best duo in the NFL, I’d probably have to say that’s pretty accurate,” Peterson told D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “Both of those guys are Pro Bowl caliber receivers, both of them are All-Pro caliber receivers. Both of them do a lot of good things for Matt Ryan to make his job a little easier. But to say they are the best tandem, I’d probably have to say that he’s probably right.”
Peterson said that as an individual receiver, Lions wideout Calvin Johnson was the toughest matchup.
“He’s just so big, fast, agile and he’s very quick,” Peterson said. “To be that big and move that well is unbelievable.”
On that score, Peterson might hear some arguments from teammate Larry Fitzgerald, who he works against in practice every day.
While it’s hard to argue with the Falcons’ tandem, we’re sure someone will come up with something in the next three weeks, when important things start happening.