Jaguars have not had a 1000 yard receiver since Jimmy Smith….OUCH
The Jacksonville Jaguars have a bunch of young wide receivers, but did you know the Jaguars have not had a 1000 yard receiver since 2005? According to the Florida Times Union, the team has not had a 1000 yard receiver since Jimmy Smith.
Not since Jimmy Smith barely cracked that milestone in 2005, reaching it in a final-game blowout of the Tennessee Titans, has any Jaguar achieved what is regarded as a minimum single-season standard for excellence at the position.
Really, how hard can it be to average 62.5 yards per game for a 16-game season? It’s been done 190 times in the last nine years, but not by anyone in a Jaguars or Oakland Raiders uniform. Since the advent of NFL free agency in 1993, that represents the longest stretch for any team without a 1,000-yard receiver.
The Jaguars will likely break that streak this year with Maurice Lee, Allen Robinson, and Julius Thomas. What do you think? Blake Bortles will throw for at least 3,000 right?