What’s Next? Allen Robinson or Allen Hurns to lead in Week 3?
Aug 28, 2015; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns (88) makes a touchdown catch during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns are both trying to be the first 1000 yard receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars since Jimmy Smith.
It’s been a long time for the Jags, but with an improved Blake Bortles at quarterback and the strong play of Robinson and Hurns, it’s certainly possible.
Much like we did before Week 1 of the regular season, we’ll check back in with the two starting wide receivers to see who may have the better chance of improving their totals this week.
Through two weeks the two players have a combined 16 receptions for 310 yards and two touchdowns. While Robinson can lay claim to both of the touchdowns currently, Hurns is certainly a threat to get in the end zone as well.
With tight end Julius Thomas out, both of these players are going to continue getting more looks than originally anticipated. Thomas is a mismatch nightmare for defenses and really opens things up for himself and for the guys on the outside when he is on the field.
Then again, the Jaguars have yet to complete a pass to a tight end so far this season, so it could be that the team isn’t going to rely on Thomas hardly at all and focus on Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns instead.
Let’s dive into whether Allen Robinson or Allen Hurns can post superior numbers against the New England Patriots on Sunday.
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