With Allen Hurns available following his release from the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Los Angeles Rams should consider the wideout for the 2018 season.
It’s been a busy last couple of weeks for the Los Angeles Rams, as Sean McVay and company have been a team on a mission to make sure they are capable of making a serious run at the Super Bowl in 2018 after emerging out of nowhere this past season to win the NFC West. An amazing turnaround on offense was one of numerous reasons behind the success of the Rams in 2017, and if the team were still interested in bringing another wideout on board this offseason, Allen Hurns may deserve consideration for being a potential option.
On Tuesday, the Jacksonville Jaguars announced their plans to move on from Hurns after releasing the wideout following four seasons, which caught the eyes of plenty of teams still looking to add another receiver to their offense for the 2018 season. The numbers by Hurns over the previous two seasons may seem like a disappointment (74 catches for 961 yards with five touchdowns in 21 games) for the most part, but also the former Miami star is still young enough where his true potential in the NFL may not have even been touched yet.
If anything, Hurns joining a team in which he wouldn’t face as much pressure to be the No. 1 target could work wonders for both parties involved, including the Rams. Keep in mind that Los Angeles was recently considering the possibility of bringing Terrelle Pryor on board in free agency, meaning there is some interest in adding another playmaker for Jared Goff to work with in the passing game, especially after Sammy Watkins left for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Playing alongside Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp would most likely take some of that pressure Hurns may have been dealing with in Jacksonville when it comes to being a top option, and one would hope Los Angeles would at least consider the possibility. The Jaguars may have been disappointed with the production by Hurns over the last two seasons, but let’s not forget this is a young receiver that caught 16 touchdowns during his first two years in the league from 2014-15. Take all of this into consideration along with McVay being an offensive genius who brings out the best in his players, maybe Hurns will end up being a surprise consideration after all for the Rams.