The Jacksonville Jaguars lost wide receiver Allen Robinson to an ACL injury in week one. With a hole on the offensive side if the ball, which player can step up to lead the offense?
Through week one the Jaguars rank twenty-fourth in passing. In my opinion the Jags will need to improve to take pressure off the rushing offense if the Jags have any hope of creating a balanced offensive attack.
Is the first wide receiver who has the opportunity to take over. Lee will be given lots of chances to prove he has the skill and ability we have seen glimpses of. Sunday he had twelve targets against the Tennessee Titans. No doubt, if his volume of catches proves anything it’s that the coaches are giving him every chance to succeed.
Also has the opportunity to take over the number one position. Hurns might be the most efficacy route runner on the team. This season Hurns has been the only wide receiver to record a touchdown. If Hurns can remain involved in the offense there is a good chance he will be able to fill in the gaps left behind by Allen Robinson’s ACL injury. Look for Hurns to excel in the intermediate passing game with Robinson’s absence.
Keelan Cole/ Jaelen Strong
The Jaguars undrafted rookie has failed to make an impact so far this season. There are signs he can turn it around. An electric preseason helped Cole earn a roster spot. Cole will need to find a rhythm in Robinson’s absence to show he still deserves his roster spot. Look for Cole to provide relief in the intermediate passing game.
Finally, the former Houston Texans will add a extra dimension to the offense. While he hasn’t found consistent success as a pro, Stong’s athletic ability we’re on display during his college days at Arizona State. Maybe a change of scenery is what Strong needed to find his form. If so, than the Jags could be ready to compete without Robinson.
To be honest the Allen Robinson injury was a setback for the team. Overall I believe that it will be tough to replace Allen Robinson. I feel in his absence it will become a wide receiver by committee, with each playing a role. Lee on the deep ball, Hurns as a possession receiver, and Cole and Strong can help in the mid range passing attack. Whoever can lead the passing offense it will be interesting to see how it unfolds.