Top Ten Best Wide Receivers of the 2020 NFL SeasonIt was a historic season for wide receivers across the NFL. Some broke NFL records and team records, and some young players began their rise up. Here, we are looking at the top ten best wide receivers of the 2020 NFL season.
Adams was the best wide receiver in the NFL playing with the best quarterback in the NFL. Now that is a recipe for success. Even with missing two games, Adams still had 1,374 receiving yards and an NFL leading 18 touchdowns. Imagine what he might have been able to do if he played all 16 games.
The Bills trading for Diggs might go down as one of the all time great trades. Just look at what he has done to the team in his first season there. He gave Josh Allen an elite target, and he finally got his chance to be a true number one wide receiver. He definitely showed he was ready for it. He led the NFL in catches with 127 and receiving yards with 1,535, and had 8 touchdowns as well. This trade not only worked out for the Bills, but the Vikings too, as their Diggs replacement is also on this list.
In his first season with the Cardinals, Hopkins picked up where he left off with the Texans. With Kyler Murray passing to him, he had 1,407 yards and 6 touchdowns. He was also on the receiving end of the Hail Murray. As long as they have Hopkins, the Cardinals will have a shot at the playoffs.
Playing for the top team in the NFL, Hill continued his dominance with his speed. He had 1,276 yards and 15 touchdowns, and now he is one of the main reasons the Chiefs are in the Super Bowl.
Fighting through injuries and missed time, Brown still put together a great second season in 2020. As Ryan Tannehill’s favorite target, he had 1,075 yards and 11 touchdowns, and made a stellar partner with Corey Davis.
Many were wondering if Jefferson could have the impact Stefon Diggs had for the Vikings. Turns out, he got the job done. In one of the best rookie wide receiver seasons in NFL history, Jefferson had 1,400 yards and 7 touchdowns playing opposite of Adam Thielen. Jefferson became the favorite target of Kirk Cousins, and helped the Vikings push for the playoffs in the middle of the season. If this is how he looks as a rookie, imagine how much better he will be in the next few seasons.
Metcalf continues to show that teams shouldn’t have let him go to the second round in the 2019 NFL Draft. As Russell Wilson’s top target, Metcalf had 1,303 yards and 10 touchdowns to help lead the Seahawks to the playoffs. He is only going to get better.
It was a down season for Julio Jones, but with it brought the rise of third year receiver Calvin Ridley. At one point, he led the league in receiving touchdowns, and he ended the season with 9. He also ended up with a career high 1,374 yards in his first 1,000 yard season. He is hitting his stride at the right time for the Falcons.
With Tom Brady as his quarterback, Evans continued his streak of 1,000 yard seasons, with 1,006 yards and 13 touchdowns. If the NFC wasn’t loaded at the wide receiver position, he would have more recognition. Now he’s going to the Super Bowl.
Playing alongside DK Metcalf, Lockett also made himself a top target for Russell Wilson. He had 1,054 yards and 10 touchdowns.