Jaguars DE Calais Campbell dominated on the defensive side of the football in a 38-33 victory for the AFC on Sunday afternoon.
There is a reason why Calais Campbell has been to three straight Pro Bowls with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The big defensive end was named the Defensive MVP in the AFC victory of the NFC 38-33 from Orlando on Sunday.
After writing how the Jaguars will have a hard time trying to convince the 2017 free-agent prize to take a pay cut, things might have gotten a bit more difficult for the front office to try and convince their superstar it is the right thing to do.
"Per Justin Barney, Sports Editor for News4Jax.com, “Campbell had a sack and forced a fumble of Kirk Cousins on a fourth-and-goal play from the 9. T.J. Watt scooped it up and went 82 yards for the clinching touchdown with 10:29 to play. It put the AFC in front 38-27.More from Jacksonville Jaguars NewsJacksonville Jaguars should welcome Derrick Henry into the kingdomJaguars Rumors: Trent Baalke seems to be getting respect nowJaguars News: This division rival might be making a big moveFormer Jacksonville Jaguars S Johnathan Cyprien: “New Profession, Same Standards”Jacksonville Jaguars TE Evan Engram officially gets the franchise tag: 3 takeaways“Two other Jaguars, receiver DJ Chark and defensive end Josh Allen, also contributed in the win… Chark had two catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. Allen, the first rookie from the Jaguars to make the Pro Bowl, had a couple tackles and a sack.”"
The win by the AFC and the contributions by the Jacksonville trio was a nice consolation to a season that did not go according to plan here in Duuuval.
For Allen and Chark, who are major building blocks for this organization to grow around, this was their first time in the all-star game. The first-round pick for Jacksonville this past April, all Allen did was continue to show he is one of the best young pass rushers in the game, having gotten 10.5 sacks this season.
That’s while playing on a part-time basis and being part of the pass rush rotation with Campbell and Yannick Ngakoue.
Chark might have been the biggest surprise of the season in Jacksonville, hauling in 1,008 yards in pass receptions after a rookie season that was cut short by injuries and the major significant time he was on the field, the former second-round draft pick was on special teams.
Chark’s size and speed should play well into new offensive coordinator Jay Gruden’s game plan where he could become an A.J. Green-type of wide receiver like in Cincinnati. Gruden served as the Bengals offensive coordinator before accepting the head coaching job in Washington over five seasons ago.
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