In news that should come as a shock to no one, former Kentucky pass-rusher Josh Allen is making history in the NFL.
On Sunday, the Jacksonville Jaguars edge rusher became just the sixth rookie since the 2010 season to break the double-digit sack mark in his first year in the NFL.
The others on the list? Ndamukong Suh (2010), Aldon Smith (2011), Von Miller (2011), Joey Bosa (2016), and Bradley Chubb (2018).
That’s it. That’s the list.
NFL rookies with 10+ sacks since 2010:
Ndamukong Suh (2010)
Aldon Smith (2011)
Von Miller (2011)
Joey Bosa (2016)
Bradley Chubb (2018)@JoshAllen41_ (2019)
— Tad Dickman (@TDickman89) December 15, 2019
Allen broke the record with a three-tackle, one-sack performance in a 20-16 victory over the Raiders in their final game in Oakland before moving to Las Vegas next season.
Here was the big play in the backfield:
— #DUUUVAL (@Jaguars) December 15, 2019
After the game, the former Wildcat said he was glad he helped put a sour note on the Raiders’ final game in Oakland, adding that it was a moment “they’re going to always remember.”
"We made history. Last game here, they gone always remember that"
— Ben Murphy (@BenMurphyTV) December 16, 2019
As far as his overall sack number is concerned, Allen said he was more focused on the fact that Jacksonville came away with a victory than his own personal accolades.
“I mean it definitely feels really good, but we got that win,” Allen told the media after the game. “Great team win. Gardner [Minshew] is a dog, man. Offense stayed battling, defense stayed battling, we got a win. We needed that one.”
With two games to go in the regular season, Allen currently sits at 39 total tackles and an NFL-best 10 sacks among all rookies.