Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson can be dynamic, but not with Blake Bortles

Jaguars standout receiver Allen Robinson can be a star in this league, but having Blake Bortles under center is what is keeping him back.

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Dec 27, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles (5) celebrates with wide receiver Allen Robinson (15) after a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Jaguars 38-27. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Players like Antonio Brown, Julio Jones and Dez Bryant are successful in this league because of two reasons: They have the talent and the quarterback that set them up to make plays. These receivers are also on the top teams in the NFL which helps them expand their game beyond the regular season. Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson is proven to be a top receiver in the league for years to come, but that’s only if Blake Bortles is not the Jags quarterback.


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At 23 years old, Robinson has 201 catches, 2,831 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns. Going into his fourth year, he’ll continue to build off of it. Robinson does very well because the Jaguars are playing from behind in most games which will make Bortles throw the ball. Can Robinson still be a good receiver with Bortles? Yes, but he won’t reach elite status with Bortles throwing the ball.

He will be the Jags number one option receiver for years to come if he can continue to do well. If he had a quarterback that could be consistent with his throws and not throw interceptions, Robinson can reach the level that the top receivers are at now. Bortles and Robinson are both going into their contract year and they are looking to prove that they are the real deal.

Robinson has shown he can compete and be dangerous for Jacksonville. On the other hand, Bortles still has to win more than five games in a season as the starting quarterback. Give Robinson a true competitive quarterback and he can be more dangerous than he already is.

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