And received. And received, some more.
The second-year pass-catcher went HAM Friday night in a 31-24 losing effort to the New Orleans Saints, grabbing four passes for 111 yards (that's 27.75 yards a pop, folks) with two touchdown snags. Displaying his 6-foot-4, 200-pound frame with 4.44 speed, Hunter made some spectacular, highlight-reel plays.
"I don't think he has to worry about that (J.A.G jersey) any more, but I think we have to keep it in his locker so he'll remember," head coach Ken Whisenhunt said, per The Tennessean. "Justin did a nice job. We all understand what he can be, but we have to see that consistency. And it was nice to see that tonight."
Hunter has been a lightning rod for debate about whether he can be consistent in his play. He had blow-up games last season, then went dark for long stretches.
The second-year pro said he still "has a long ways to go" and expects receivers coach Shawn Jefferson -- the mastermind behind the J.A.G jersey -- to keep reminding him of the difficulty in the march up the hill of success.
"Even if I do something good, it doesn't matter. I'll still be a J.A.G to him," Hunter said. "I just need to keep maturing. I know everyone is going to stay on me. I just have to keep getting better, and I'm going to continue to go to work."