Jacksonville Jaguars: 30 greatest players in franchise history

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Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars
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. WR. (2014-17). Allen Robinson. 20. player. 52

  • 2015 NFL receiving touchdowns co-leader (14)
  • 1x Pro Bowl (2015)
  • 2x team leader in yards, receptions and touchdowns (2015-16)

His time in Duval might have come to an end far too quickly, but we should not forget anytime soon about the great player in Jacksonville’s former No. 1 wide receiver Allen Robinson. After only four seasons with the Jaguars, Robinson signed a three-year, $42 million to deal to play in the Windy City for the Chicago Bears.

Robinson was a former second-round pick by the Jaguars in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Penn State. He was such a gifted receiving threat for then head coach Bill O’Brien that he actually made freshman quarterback Christian Hackenburg look competent.

While Robinson’s rookie season in 2014 was a modest success with 48 catches for 548 yards and two touchdowns, his 2015 sophomore campaign was otherworldly. Along with his draft classmate  in quarterback Blake Bortles, they took the Jaguars passing game to another level.

Robinson tied for the league lead in receiving touchdowns with 14, as Bortles threw for a franchise-record 35 touchdowns on 4,428 yards. Yes, most of those yards came in garbage time, as the Jaguars only went 5-11 that year. However, it was a year that many started to view Robinson as a top-10 receiver in football.

He had 80 receptions for 1,400 yards to go along with this league-high 14 trips to pay dirt. This included a 90-yard touchdown reception against the New Orleans Saints in Week 16, albeit in a losing effort.

Robinson wasn’t as successful in 2016, as Bortles notoriously struggled mightily with his mechanics. That being said, Robinson still had 73 catches for 883 yards and six touchdowns that campaign. However, he would play in just one game for the Jaguars past the 2016 NFL season.

Unfortunately, Robinson would suffer a season-ending injury in Week 1’s win over the Houston Texans in 2017. The Jaguars went on to have its best season since 1999, going 10-6, winning the AFC South for the first time and playing for a trip to go to the Super Bowl.

In essence, Jacksonville wasn’t willing to pay top-dollar for Robinson’s services on a second contract, as the Jaguars will likely win with defense again this year. As for Robinson, look for him to continue his impressive receiving career in 2018, albeit with a new team in a new conference.