Josh Allen is earning accolades following his first season with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Pro Football Writers of America selected Allen to the 2019 All-Rookie team. He appeared on the defensive line alongside Ed Oliver, Dexter Lawrence and the PFWA’s Defensive Rookie of the Year, Nick Bosa.
Allen and Bosa were neck and neck for the award statistically through most of the season. Bosa’s name helped him grab more headlines. It’s also much easier to receive recognition when your team is the one-seed in the NFC, on the verge of playing in the Super Bowl.
Allen earned four starts and played in all 16 games of his rookie season, totaling 44 tackles, 10.5 sacks and a pair of forced fumbles. Allen’s 10.5 sacks set a new franchise rookie record. He finished ranked 14th in the NFL in sacks, recording 1.5 more than Bosa.
Calais Campbell said it best: “He should not only be a Pro Bowler, but he really deserves Defensive Rookie of the Year.”
Now enjoy watching Josh stuff Derrick Henry, then holler at Wesley Woodyard.