The Super Bowl Wide Receivers

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The Super Bowl is going to feature a ton of great playmakers and it starts at the top with Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes. But they are only as good as the guys who they are throwing the ball to and in Super Bowl 55, both sides are loaded with talent at the wideout and tight end positions. 

The Chiefs have been known to burn opposing defenses and the Bucs are getting better and better at connecting on the long ball with each passing week. These two offenses stack up really well against each other but there are definite advantages on both sides. There will be a lot of passes thrown in this game and it will be exciting to see whose number is called on. 

Super Bowl Playmakers: Tyreek Hill and Chris Godwin 

The last time that Tyreek Hill lined up opposite of the Bucs, it did not go well for Tampa. Hill burned them for over 200 yards and three scores and even backflipped into the endzone. He is Mahomes big time playmaker and you can expect a couple of deep passes to the cheetah in this game. 

For Brady, he has Godwin who was praised for his great hands before this playoff series started but seems to have a hard time hanging onto the ball now. When Godwin does get the action, he is unstoppable and can dominate quickly. 

Old Reliables: Mike Evans and Travis Kelce 

This should basically be called Redzone watch because when these two are lined up near the goaline, there is a pretty good shot that the ball is headed their way. Tom Brady has targeted no wide receiver more than Mike Evans inside the 20-yard line this season and there is  a reason that Evans caught more touchdown passes this season than any other year before. He is the go to on third-down and Brady loves to go to him. 

Travis Kelce is the same player for Mahomes. Kelce led all tight ends in yards this season and dominated the tight end record books with a season for the ages. When Mahomes is in trouble, it seems like Kelce is there to step up and provide some relief for him. Kelce is going to be a big factor in this game and creates a nightmare for the Bucs linebackers. 

The Wildcards: Antonio Brown and Mecole Hardman

It seems unfair that the Bucs third-best wide receiver is Antionio Brown, a guy who was destined for the Hall of Fame before falling apart. He didn’t play against Green Bay but has turned on the scoring over the last five weeks of the season and playoffs. The Bucs can use Brown in a ton of different ways and get creative. 

With Sammy Watkins potentially out on Sunday, Hardman will have to step up big time. When he is hot, he is great but when he is cold, he disappears. Demarcus Robinson is on the COVID list but it seems like he will play.

By: Matt Lively CruelFan.com

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