The AFC North has traditionally been a rushing division, but that doesn’t mean they don’t boast some great wide receivers.
The AFC North boasts some of the best and most exciting quarterbacks in the NFL. Long-timer Ben Roethlisberger, MVP Lamar Jackson, former first overall pick Baker Mayfield, and the most recent first overall pick, Joe Burrow, makes for one of the most talented groups in the NFL. But even the very best quarterbacks need talented wide receivers to throw the ball to in order to be successful.
The AFC North did not pass the ball very well as a division last year. Cincinnati led the pack in terms of air attacks, gaining the most passing yards, but still came in at the 19th overall spot in the NFL. The Bengals were followed by Cleveland, Baltimore, and Pittsburgh for total passing yards in 2019.
Two of those teams will have different quarterbacks for the 2020 season (Cincinnati drafting Joe Burrow, and Pittsburgh getting Ben Roethlisberger back from injury) so there should be an increase across the division. With anticipation growing for each respective team heading into the 2020 season, let’s look at the best wide receiver groups in the AFC North.