Ranking the NFL’s top five playmaker groups


As a rookie with the Buffalo Bills in 1994, I stepped into a K-Gun offense that would fit right into the modern NFL. QB Jim Kelly, RB Thurman Thomas and WR Andre Reed headlined a unit that torched opponents by utilizing tempo, receiver-heavy formations and superior playmaking ability. When I arrived in Buffalo, the Bills were fresh off a fourth straight Super Bowl appearance. Although the organization never hoisted the Lombardi Trophy, its explosive offense not only revolutionized the game, but it provided the next generation of team builders with a blueprint on how to construct a championship-caliber attack for a more wide-open league. Surveying the NFL landscape today, it is apparent that the league is dominated by teams loaded with offensive playmakers — guys who can make special things happen with the ball in their hands. While we know a franchise quarterback is typically needed to compete for the title in today’s high-octane game, a roster stocked with electric game-breakers can transform an average quarterback into an all-star at the position. So, which offense currently boasts the most prolific pack of running backs, wide receivers and tight ends? Which quarterback is flanked by the most dangerous supporting cast of point scorers? Source