Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles is not shying away from his recent statements on “Move The Sticks Podcast,” that his teammates Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns are the best wide receiver duo in the NFL. Bortles had this to say on Wednesday when he appeared on NFL Network’s NFL HQ:
I’d say they’re No. 1. They’re special, man. A-Rob is obviously the guy that can go downfield, can jump and can make the big play. And Hurns is Mr. Reliable, doesn’t drop a whole lot of balls, is always in the right place at the right time. And they work well together, they feed off of each other, they root for one another. So it’s pretty cool to see, to watch them grow and grow with them as an offensive unit.
It is hard to argue with Bortles based on the numbers. Robinson finished last season with 80 receptions for 1,400 yards and a franchise record 14 touchdowns. Hurns wasn’t too far behind with 64 catches for 1,031 yards and reached the endzone 10 times.
Hurns is in agreement and told Mike DeRocco of ESPN:
We are the No. 1 duo in the league. You just look at what we’ve done this past season. Even though guys like Brandon Marshall and (Eric) Decker did a tremendous job, (and) Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, but you look at it as far as we probably had like 50 less catches combined than all of those guys and our yardage is up there. As far as touchdowns, the same thing.
It seems like the Jaguars are pretty confident in their offense for the 2016 season. Besides the Broncos Thomas and Sanders, the Jaguars will have to compete with the Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald and John Brown. Talk is cheap, we’ll see if they can back it up this season.