The addition of Allen Hurns is a great move by the Miami Dolphins as the veteran wide receiver gives the passing attack one more weapon.
The Miami Dolphins have added another potential weapon in their passing attack. Allen Hurns joins the team after being released by Dallas. He will definitely add more firepower to the receiving corps.
Hurns played collegiately at the University of Miami. He signed as an undrafted rookie with Jacksonville in 2014. He signed a two-year contract with Dallas after being released by Jacksonville in 2018. Hurns, once again, was released by Dallas this month.
Miami signed Hurns to a one year deal worth up to $3 million according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Twitter. He will have to prove that he is healthy and ready after suffering a broken leg in January in the Cowboys playoff run. When healthy, he can contribute to the offense.
In Jacksonville, he caught 189 passes for 2,669 yards with 21 touchdowns. He averaged 14.1 yards per catch which moves the chains. He was primarily the second option in the Jacksonville passing attack.
In Miami, Kenny Stills is the top target for the Dolphins. Hurns could slide out wide as the No. 2 receiver or play as the slot receiver. He would be a big slot receiver. Hurns stands 6-3, weighing 201 pounds. He would create an instant mismatch if he played as a slot receiver. He would be a huge target on crossing routes over the middle of the opposing secondaries.
The biggest question remains, can Hurns can stay healthy. In his career, he has played in 68 of 80 regular-season games. Has he fully recovered from the horrific leg injury earlier this year?
Brian Flores has been very direct with Hurns concerning his joining the Dolphins. Safid Deen of the South Florida Sun Sentinel quoted the head coach:
Dolphins coach Brian Flores said he told Hurns, “if you’re not ready to compete for a position, this isn’t the place for you.”
Miami wants to get back into their winning tradition. Signing Hurns is another sign that they mean business and look to get the offense clicking with Ryan Fitzpatrick or Josh Rosen.