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Josh Allen Receives Just One Vote for Defensive Rookie of the Year

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Turns out, leading all NFL rookies in sacks isn’t nearly as impressive as it should be.

Former Kentucky Wildcat defensive end and current Jacksonville Jaguars first-year stud, Josh Allen, did not win the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year award. San Francisco 49ers rookie Nick Bosa was the overwhelming choice to win the award, picking up 43 of the votes. Bosa was expected to win the award coming into the season and its no surprise to see him command so may of the votes after a terrific rookie season.

But for Allen to receive just one vote is a crime. In fact, he finished fourth in voting behind Maxx Crosby of the Oakland Raiders (4 votes) and Devin Bush of the Pittsburgh Steelers (2 votes).

My best guess as to why is this: The Jaguars went 6-10, the 49ers are in the Super Bowl. Winning is always prioritized for awards like these.

I didn’t see Crosby or Bush’s name on the Pro Bowl roster, either *curious face emoji*. But I’m sure Allen is more than used to being disrespected at this point in his career. All it’s going to do is add fuel to the fire.

Allen finished his rookie campaign with 10.5 sacks, 44 tackles (31 solos), and 11 tackles for loss.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA. Follow me on Twitter: @ZackGeoghegan

7 Comments for Josh Allen Receives Just One Vote for Defensive Rookie of the Year



  1. UKgrad80
    7:35 pm February 2, 2020 Permalink

    Not surprised he didn’t win but fourth is ridiculous, just more snubbing of UK football. When is this gonna end?



    • Skywalker
      7:55 pm February 2, 2020 Permalink

      Here we go with the UK conspiracy theories, doubt anyone voting really cared where he played college football, I’m thinking it is either a Jacksonville snub or the fact Bosa was stat wise nearly just as effective on a way more effective team. If you notice throughout history these awards typically go to the player who played for the better team, had Jacksonville been a Superbowl contender and Allen put up those numbers I believe he would have won the award.



    • Dark Soul
      8:37 pm February 2, 2020 Permalink

      Nobody is saying he should have won it but 4th?



    • JASUN74
      5:50 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

      Yeah skywalker, but he missed half the season and their numbers wasn’t close. Of course it was His Name that got Bosa those votes. If he’d played all season he should’ve won ,MAYBE, but the better team sure helped to I guess.



  2. Bluenblood
    7:39 pm February 2, 2020 Permalink

    Way it goes with a bad team….nobody cares. SFran in the SuperBowl



  3. Big Sexy
    3:05 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

    Crosby only had .5 less sacks, 50% more tackles, and 3x forced fumbles I believe. So that’s not an atrocity. As for the Pro Bowl, Allen was a second alternate at a position where two are on the field. Bush is playing a position where there is one starter and one reserve. Although he was not the alternate. Just saying measuring by Pro Bowls are not a fair comparison.



  4. JASUN74
    5:55 am February 3, 2020 Permalink

    Josh is a young man that will use this and every other slight to keep that chip on his shoulder. He’s a beast and he’s on his way to a Hall of Fame career. One of the best young players in the NFL right now and as long as he stays healthy, he be a Max contract player. I’m sure glad he played for Kentucky. Lol