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Josh Allen is tied for fifth in the NFL for QB pressures

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Former Kentucky superstar Josh Allen is already making major headlines in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Through four games of his rookie season, the 6-foot-5, 265-pound pass-rusher is already ranked in the top-five among all defensive players in the NFL in terms of QB pressures.

Sitting at 16 pressures on the year, the No. 7 pick from the 2019 NFL Draft is tied with the likes of Clay Matthews, Harold Landry, Quinton Jefferson, and Stephon Tuitt for the fifth spot. Ahead of him? Shaquil Barrett (28), Khalil Mack (23), Everson Griffen (19), Aaron Donald (18), Dante Fowler (17), and Myles Garrett (17).

That’s it.

In four games, Allen has combined for 16 QB pressures, 12 total tackles, two sacks, and one forced fumble.

At Kentucky, Allen played in all 51 games of his four-year career, starting in 35 of them. In that time, the former Wildcat totaled 224 tackles, 41 tackles for loss, 31.5 sacks, 11 forced fumbles, and eight pass deflections.

In 2018, Allen managed a team-high 88 tackles, 17.0 sacks, 21.5 TFL and five forced fumbles, earning consensus first-team All-America honors, SEC Defensive Player of the Year and was honored with the Bronko Nagurski Award, presented to the nation’s top defensive player.

Now, the Jacksonville rookie is hoping to emulate that success at the next level.


Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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8 Comments for Josh Allen is tied for fifth in the NFL for QB pressures

  1. maximumscott
    5:39 pm October 1, 2019 Permalink

    That Nick Bosa pick was pretty premature.

  2. zoupman
    6:59 pm October 1, 2019 Permalink

    Bud Dupree also had a sweet sack last night, that caused a fumble.

  3. My Dixie Wrecked
    8:46 pm October 1, 2019 Permalink

    I grew up in Kentucky, so education, is not a strong suit, but how is that 5th in the NFL?

    • cats646
      10:04 pm October 1, 2019 Permalink

      Lol, that’s actually a good one limp dick

  4. sethkirk2
    9:13 pm October 1, 2019 Permalink

    How on earth did you come up with tied for 5th?

    • makeitstop
      8:48 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

      Easy: there’s only 5 numbers on the list higher than 16. Duh… one 28, a 23, a 19, an 18 and two 17’s. Ergo, fifth. Plus there’s 5 people who all have 16. The number keeps coming up, it’s so obvious.

  5. UK Fan In Nashville
    9:49 am October 2, 2019 Permalink

    So close, Jack. Tied for 7th.

  6. livingood4UK
    12:16 am October 3, 2019 Permalink

    You’re all wrong. Tied for 6th