Somewhere within the plethora of offensive struggles that the Jacksonville Jaguars have buried themselves under, there is a quarterback projected to pass for over 4,000 yards this season and two receivers with a legitimate -- like, actually somewhat realistic -- chance at surpassing 1,000 yards on the season.
Early season projections are stupid and don't always tell the tale that time ultimately shoves down our throat, but it's hard not to do a double-take when comparing some quarter-season Jaguars stats to overall team production.
This season, Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns are ranked first and second, respectively, among second-year wide receivers in total production. Robinson has 330 yards on 15 receptions, and Hurns has 314 yards on 22 receptions.
It's not that shocking that the first and second ranked 2014 receivers are on the same team, considering Hurns and Robinson are both starters and focal points of the Jaguars offense.
It's pretty crazy, however, that one of the two most productive receivers from the 2014 NFL Draft class technically wasn't even part of that draft class. Hurns went undrafted.
Or perhaps, it's bittersweet, considering the Jaguars did draft two wide receivers in the second round of the 2014 draft, but one of these two isn't even in the top 50 on the second year receiver list (Marqise Lee).
Or maybe it's just bitter, considering the Jaguars employ the two most productive second-year receivers in the NFL but rank 31st in the league in total points scored.
31st in total points. That's 15.5 per game.
In fact, Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson both have two touchdowns on the year. Their touchdowns combined (that's four, try and keep up) make up over 45% of the Jaguars total points on the year.
Again, this isn't exactly surprising. It's about what we expected. We thought we'd see Allen Robinson emerge as a true X-receiver, and we knew Hurns would take a step through Marqise Lee's inevitable injury trouble. Likewise, with Julius Thomas sidelined, Hurns and Robinson were bound absorb the entire workload.
It is surprising, however, that Robinson and Hurns have both taken steps forward, but the offense as a whole still appears to be lagging. The Jaguars need to find a way to score points, and it looks like they just don't have the right formula yet. That's discouraging.
Still, it's pretty cool to see A-Rob and Hurns at the top of the stacked second-year receiver list, together, way above names such as Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans, Odell Beckham Jr., Jordan Matthews, and Brandin Cooks.
But it has only been a quarter of a season. Quarter-season totals are bound to throw a few whack stats in your face; it's probably best for everyone involved to just ignore them until a colder month.
Or write an article about them.