Jaguars by the numbers at the bye
Jaguars young nucleus of Bortles, Robinson, Hurns and Yeldon are putting up good numbers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Here's a look at some of the impressive numbers the Jaguars offense has posted through their first seven games:
- QB Blake Bortles is one of just three NFL QBs with 1,800 passing yards and 15 passing TDs, also joining SD's Philip Rivers (2,452-15) and NE's Tom Brady (2,054-16).
-Bortles is the first QB in franchise history to record 15-plus passing TDs in the first seven games of the season. The 23-year-old is the NFL's youngest player to throw for 15-plus TDs in the season's first seven games since a 23-year-old Matthew Stafford (16) with DET in 2011.
-WR Allen Robinson leads in the NFL in yards per reception (17.2) and receiving TDs (six). Robinson is also sixth in the NFL in receiving yards (586).
-WR Allen Hurns ranks second among all Jaguars receivers with 31 receptions, 513 receiving yards, five receiving TDs and a 16.5 receiving average. Hurns, 23, who has caught a pass in 23 consecutive games to start his NFL career, is the youngest undrafted player since the 1970 NFL merger to record 500-plus receiving yards in the first seven games of the season.
-Robinson (six) and Hurns (five) have combined for 11 receiving TDs, the highest total by any NFL tandem in 2015.
-RB T.J. Yeldon franks first among NFL rookies in rushing attempts (101) and second in rushing yards (406.)
Bortles, Robinson, and Hurns are all in their second season and with Yeldon being a rookie the Jaguars have one of the youngest collection of playmakers in the NFL.
"It's definitely special," said Bortles. "It was cool last year to look around and you're able to see guys getting better week-in and week-out, growing as a unit with that core group of young guys and only adding to it every year – obviously with this year's draft class. But it's definitely special. We're trying to build something special and we're on the track to doing it, so it's cool to be a part of that."
Head Coach Gus Bradley on the development of WRs Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns:
"They are playing with a great deal of confidence. They're developing and that was our intention – to really utilize their strengths. They are different styles of players. What Allen Robinson brings compared to what Allen Hurns brings is different style. Both [are] highly competitive guys that are trying to learn to be good pros at a young age. The difference is we don't have a veteran wide receiver in that group, so they are learning as they go and they are learning on their own."
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