Eagles' McCoy, Sproles soar as NFL’s new top offensive duo

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You can’t have enough offensive firepower in the modern NFL. The teams that have some want more, and aggressively go after it.

This offseason, through trades, draft picks and free-agent signings, exciting new duos have formed in many places around the league. Here the five that will be the most fun to watch, starting with the league’s speediest backfield:

1. LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles, running backs, Eagles 

After Chip Kelly tinkered with his inherited toys in his first season coaching Philadelphia, he remixed his diverse attack for Year 2. McCoy, fresh off winning a league rushing title, gets a shifty backup in Sproles. The bonus is what Sproles offers Kelly and Nick Foles as a quick outlet in the passing game. The Eagles are loaded with weapons, but Sproles can still have a huge impact with a half-dozen touches per game.

2. Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans, wide receivers, Buccaneers

Not many teams can field one big cornerback, let alone two. When trying to cover Tampa Bay now, they will need work against both the 6-5, 230-pound Jackson and 6-5, 231-pound Evans. Jackson is a terrific mentor from which the rookie can quickly learn the nuances of route running. The luckiest Buc is new quarterback Josh McCown, who goes from Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery to this giant combination.

3. Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson, wide receivers, Redskins

Garcon already is talking up him and Jackson as the best wideout duo in the league. Garcon is coming off a 113-catch, 1,346-yard season, while Jackson just posted career highs of 82 and 1,332 for rival Philadelphia. Both are fast and complement each other well with their skills in Jay Gruden’s offense. With Garcon, Jackson and second-year tight end Jordan Reed, Robert Griffin III can’t say he doesn’t have enough talented targets.

4. Dennis Pitta and Owen Daniels, tight ends, Ravens

Pitta was a big priority to be re-signed, and not long after, they signed Daniels away from Houston. The key will be both staying healthy after they were hampered by injuries last season, but expect former Texans coach Gary Kubiak to put Daniels and Pitta in position to create mismatches. They are surehanded and should be busy targets working off Baltimore’s speedy wide receivers.

5. T.Y. Hilton and Hakeem Nicks, wide receivers, Colts

Hilton has been building to his third-year breakout season by delivering several big plays out of his strong chemistry with Andrew Luck. What Nicks’ arrival opposite Reggie Wayne does is let Hilton thrive in his best position, out of the slot. Nicks is trying to rebound from disappearing from the Giants last season, and don’t be surprised if Luck and Hilton serves him better than Eli Manning and Victor Cruz.

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