With a pair of 1,000-yard receivers in wideouts Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson, the Jacksonville Jaguars appear set at the position for years to come. Even if they didn’t realize it coming into the season.
Hurns joined Robinson in reaching the 1,000 yard mark with his eight-catch, 108-yard day in Sunday’s 38-27 loss to the New Orleans Saints. The second-year player, who also scored a pair of touchdowns in the defeat, said the duo used offseason talk the team needed more help at wide receiver as fuel for their breakout seasons, adding that this year is just the start.
“This offseason we both stayed (in Jacksonville) putting in the work and competed with each other,” Hurns said. “Coming into the year the talk was we need to draft a receiver, we need a veteran receiver. We took that personal, so each time we’re out there on the field we’re letting people know that we’re going to continue to make plays and it’s only the beginning for us.”
If so, that’s a scary proposition for opposing defenses. Robinson, Jacksonville’s leading receiver, has caught 75 passes for 1,292 yards and 14 touchdowns. Hurns isn’t far behind, having caught 61 passes for 1,013 yards and 10 touchdowns.