So, once we get past the Tennessee Titans, here are the most talented guys.
Indianapolis Colts star T.Y. Hilton and D.J. Chark of the Jacksonville Jaguars have shown enough in their careers where they need to be mentioned on this list. Chark is a little bit of a reach after a disappointing 2020 season but after a breakout year in 2019, this felt like a great chance to nip this argument in the bud.
Hilton is interesting because Chark’s disappointing season can be explained by bad quarterback play. However, despite going from Jacoby Brissett to Philip Rivers last year, Hilton still failed to hit 800 yards much less 1,000.
He was a good player over his career and there is no shame in receivers being better when they are playing with great quarterbacks, but more than anything else it looks increasingly like the best parts of T.Y. Hilton’s game was thanks to what Andrew Luck was able to do and not something that the receiver was able to create on his own.
Laviska Shenault and Michael Pittman Jr. are too young to be in this conversation and even looking at the best things they did in 2020, the best thing about the two former rookies is that they might do more in 2021.
Incoming veteran Marvin Jones also deserves a shout-out, but once you look at his lack of top-end production with a very aggressive vertical passing game and a good quarterback, it is easy to quickly dismiss him from the top-three argument.