Bortles didn't back down from that sentiment in Wednesday's appearance with NFL Network's NFL HQ.
Asked if Robinson and Hurns represent the greatest one-two punch in the NFL, Bortles responded, "I'd say they're No. 1. They're special, man."
"A-Rob is obviously the guy that can go downfield, can jump and can make the big play," Bortles continued. "And Hurns is Mr. Reliable, doesn't drop a whole lot of balls, is always in the right place at the right time. And they work well together, they feed off of each other, they root for one another. So it's pretty cool to see, to watch them grow and grow with them as an offensive unit."
Bortles conceded that he might be a little biased as their quarterback, but the Robinson-Hurns duo is certainly on the rise.
Robinson set a new franchise mark with 14 receiving touchdowns while pacing the NFL with 31 receptions of 20 or more yards. A true alpha dog, he wins at the catch point with size, length, exceptional ball skills, uncanny body control and superior leaping ability.
Are they truly the NFL's top one-two punch?
Since 2012, Brandon Marshall leads the NFL with 45 touchdown receptions. Third place on the list? Decker's 41 touchdowns. They each produced a touchdown reception in nine different games last year, sailing past the 1998 Vikings' transcendent duo of Randy Moss and Cris Carter as the most consistently productive end-zone tandem in history.
If tight ends are included under "one-two punch," though, it's hard to top the Patriots' ultra-productive combo of Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman. A freakishly stellar specimen, Gronkowski has been the most unstoppable offensive weapon in the game over the past half-decade. An underrated athlete, Edelman has replaced Wes Welker as the league's most elusive interior route runner.
When the Jaguars reach that level of consistent excellence, Robinson and Hurns will have a strong claim as the best in the business.