No. 4 Jaguars player who can make the Pro Bowl – Josh Allen, OLB.
Here’s another Jaguar that has previously made the Pro Bowl. Back in 2019, Jacksonville made Kentucky edge defender Josh Allen, and it proved to be the right decision right away, as he went on to log 10.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and 11 tackles for a loss. That production helped him make the Pro Bowl and the Associated Press’ All-Rookie Team. However, Allen’s production has taken a hit since then.
In 2020, a knee injury forced Allen to sit out eight games and he wasn’t himself when he was on the field, which limited him to 2.5 sacks, and no big plays. With injuries in the rear mirror, he was off to a good start last season and became one of the top pass rushers in the NFL, and against the Buffalo Bills in Week 9, he had one of the most dominant performances by a defensive player.
In that game, Allen amassed a fumble recovery, an interception, and became the first player in league history to sack a player with the same name. Alas, he faded down the stretch and wasn’t as dominant as he was at the midpoint of the season.
Having said that, Allen might have been affected by all the disfunction caused by Urban Meyer’s failure stint as the head coach. On the bright side, the defensive end recognizes that he needs to be more consistent, and if he can maintain a high level of play for an entire season, he should return to the Pro Bowl and even earn the first All-Pro designation of his career.