We’ve talked about Blake Bortles. We’ve talked about the abysmal defense. We’ve talked about the running game. Now, it’s time to talk about Allen Robinson.
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Robinson is the rookie second round receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars and we learned on Sunday that the kid is for real.
Allen Robinson leads the Jaguars with 19 targets on the season and has hauled in an impressive 12 of those for 154 yards, good for 12.8 yards per reception. A large portion of those came on Sunday after Blake Bortles replaced Chad Henne at quarterback. He accumulated 79 yards on seven receptions with 10 passes thrown his way. It’s obvious the rookie wide receiver has the rookie quarterback’s attention and so far it looks to be a beautiful relationship.
You can expect Robinson to continue to get looks from Bortles in each game as he present the most reliable receiving threat. Allen Hurns is a big play threat with three monster touchdowns on the season, but it will be Robinson who gets the look when the Jaguars need a first down. He outplayed veteran Cecil Shorts on Sunday (five receptions on 10 targets for 35 yards and a score) and he stands a cut above fellow rookie Marqise Lee and the only other veteran, Mike Brown (one reception, one target, 14 yards, one fumble). With a full game as starting quarterback, Bortles will continue to look Robinson’s way.
Hopefully Robinson will be able to get the ball in the end zone soon. He deserves it. A touchdown catch is the only thing missing from his rookie campaign thus far. Expect the Jaguars to look to give it to him against the San Diego Charges on Sunday.
Robinson is an invigorating player to watch play and he is showing that he is here to contribute. As the receiving unit gels with their new star quarterback he will likely only improve. Hurns and Lee can only get better and they’ve already displayed some abilities as well.