The Jaguars have started out the regular season with a win but take a major loss with losing their number one receiver in Allen Robinson for the rest of the season. The star wideout has suffered a torn ACL and will now miss the rest of the season. A big factor that plays into this situation is that this was a contract year for Robinson.
Robinson’s injury came from his first and only reception on the day. Without Robinson, what will this do to the Jaguars passing offense?
Allen Hurns should produce now
Without Robinson, the Jaguars will now look towards Allen Hurns, the team’s second option at wide receiver. Blake Bortles will still need to produce himself since he could be on his way out, but he’ll have to rely on Hurns and Marqise Lee as his go to guys.
How will this affect the passing game?
This situation can go either good or bad. On Sunday’s game against, the Jaguars mainly relied on rookie running back Leonard Fournette who rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown. Fournette could help out the passing game if he keeps getting extra yards and scoring touchdowns himself, but if he can’t get a rhythm going, Bortles will need to carry the offense through the air.
What does this mean for Robinson?
With Robinson done for the year, him and the Jaguars will have to work on a new contract if they wanted to. It’s more than likely we will see Robinson in Jacksonville next season because he is the main receiver in that offense and has produced in recent years. As long as he can prove that he can get past this injury in the future, expect to see him making an impact for the Jaguars next year.