Jaguars: Josh Allen becoming the impact pass rusher the team envisioned

Jaguars, Josh Allen (Photo by Bob Self/Florida Times-Union)
Jaguars, Josh Allen (Photo by Bob Self/Florida Times-Union) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars’ 2019 first-round draft pick displayed his potential in Sunday’s win over the Bills.

On Sunday, edge defender Josh Allen showed why he was worthy of a top ten selection in the 2019 NFL Draft.  The former Kentucky Wildcat wreaked havoc against his Buffalo Bills counterpart, Josh Allen, and showed the Jaguar organization that his potential isn’t just a figment of their imagination.

In addition, Allen put together the most complete performance of his career in a win against a potential Super Bowl contender. This is a promising sign of things to come for the Jags’ third-year player.

Jaguars edge rusher Josh Allen is having a breakout season.

In 2020, there was cause for concern for Allen. He was hindered by injuries that ultimately curtailed him to playing in eight weeks last season. The edge defender did not show much promise within those eight games as he only tallied 2.5 sacks. However, he surpassed that total (5.5 sacks) in the same amount of games played in his third season. In addition to contributions, he seems to be a stronger and more explosive player than ever before.

As the Black and Teal continue their 2021 campaign, their edge defender’s success will set the tone for many more contests.

Josh Allen made a statement that should echo in the minds of Jaguar fans.

Dominating the headlines throughout the contest was the battle of Josh Allen vs. Josh Allen. Of course, it was a subject that the Jaguars’ Josh Allen felt the need to address after their victory over the Bills’ Josh Allen.

As you can see and hear above, nothing is more important to Allen than the team. While he had an incredible individual performance on Sunday, the only facet that mattered to him was the Black and Teal winning. His enthusiasm and excitement should resonate with Jaguar fans everywhere as he bears the potential to set the tone of contests with his dominant play that allows teammates to capitalize.

The “Real Josh Allen” has done more than making a statement. He has arrived as the franchises’ feared pass rusher for years to come.

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