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Jaguars news: Wide receiver Allen Robinson declared out for the season with torn ACL

Allen Robinson

For the first time in six years, the Jacksonville Jaguars hold a winning record after an encouraging 27-9 win over the Houston Texans in the season opener on Sunday afternoon.

However, the Jaguars announced on Monday that wide receiver Allen Robinson is out for the season due to a torn left ACL, according to Michael DiRocco of ESPN.

Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson will miss the remainder of the 2017 season after suffering a torn left ACL in Sunday’s victory over the Houston Texans.

This is a significant loss offensively for the Jaguars, losing their top receiving option after just the first game of the season. The 24-year old has emerged over the last two seasons as one of the league’s best playmakers at his position, earning a Pro Bowl selection for the 2015 campaign.

Robinson was also the first Jaguars receiver to compile over 1,000 receiving yards in a single season since Jimmy Smith back in 2005, also finishing tied for the league lead with 14 touchdowns.

Although he experienced a setback in production last season, Robinson was still the clear-cut number one wideout for the Jaguars this year. His absence now will thrust Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee into much larger roles in the passing game while also elevating the importance of establishing the running game with rookie Leonard Fournette.