Today, the Jacksonville Jaguars decided to keep one of their young offensive talents in Allen Hurns. Both parties have agreed that four years for $40 mil with $20 mil being guaranteed, but his contract will have incentives that could allow him to make $11 mil per season instead of the original $10 mil that he signed for. The deal was reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
In addition to the signing, Hurns was eligible to receive a new deal, as he was undrafted, and expect the Jaguars to retain Allen Robinson to a similar deal or for more. Depends if he is willing to win and take less money. If this duo stays together, the Jaguars will have one of the best in today’s game. Lookout for the Jaguars offense to roll over the opposition’s defense.
Interestingly, Hurns was undrafted, which makes every team look at their scouting department and comes out saying “how did we miss this guy?” Now, Hurns was in the 2014 NFL Draft that has many of today’s biggest receiving stars or up and coming stars like Odell Beckham Jr, Mike Evans, Sammy Watkins, Brandin Cooks, and Kelvin Benjamin, who were all first round picks.
The Miami Hurricane product made history by becoming the youngest undrafted player in the NFL to hit the 1,000-yard receiving and 10-touchdown marks. He already ranks second in franchise history in yards per reception (14.9) and has shown big-play ability from the start.
Finally, Hurns has produced 115 receptions for a total of 1,708 receiving yards with 16 catches resulting in touchdowns, which he did this in a total of 31 games (23 starts). He is entering his third year in the league.