The Jacksonville Jaguars officially announced that they’ve signed WR Allen Hurns to a contract extension.
“We are excited for Allen and his family and this is very well deserved,” said Jaguars General Manager Dave Caldwell. “He is an extremely hardworking player and is so dedicated to his craft. Since the day he arrived, he’s been a consummate professional and is a great representative of the Jaguars in the community. He continues to impress our coaching staff on a daily basis and has certainly earned the respect of his teammates. Our organizational philosophy is to reward our homegrown players when the opportunity presents itself. Hurnsy is a clear example of that.”
- Ian Rapoport reports that Hurns receives $20 million guaranteed as part of his four-year, $40 million extension with the Jaguars.
- Albert Breer reports that Hurns’ contract includes escalators that can push the deal up $11 million per year.
Jaguars GM David Caldwell told reporters at the owners meeting a few months ago that they planned to try to get a long-term extension in place with Hurns before the start of the regular season, so this doesn’t come as a complete surprise.
Jacksonville has an impressive tandem of young receivers with Hurns and Allen Robinson. If they could get anything from Marqise Lee, they could be one of the best offensive attacks in the NFL, especially when you consider that they also have TE Julius Thomas.
Hurns, 24, signed on with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent out of Miami back in 2014. He’s managed to make the 53-man roster each year and was entering the final year of his three-year, $1.535 million contract.
Hurns was in line to be a restricted free agent in 2017, but Jacksonville now has him locked up for the foreseeable future.
Last year, Hurns appeared in 15 games for the Jaguars and recorded 64 receptions for 1,031 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 18 receiver out of 121 qualifying players.