Jaguars OLB Josh Allen helps fellow passenger in stopover

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Outside linebacker Josh Allen is arguably the Jacksonville Jaguars’ best defensive player and he recently showed that his impact goes beyond the football field when he helped a fellow passenger in the midst of a stopover.

Twitter user Juan Carlos Fernandez recently posted on social media that Allen assisted his mom during a connection flight.

"Flight delays and fear of missing a connection can be more stressful when traveling alone in your 70s. Thankfully, @Josh Allen41_ of the Jacksonville Jaguars was seated next to my mom to reassure her. I am forever grateful for his kindness. She won’t stop talking about it."

Those that travel on an airplane know that it’s usually a hassle and many things can unexpectedly go wrong at any given time. From losing your baggage to getting lost at the airport, flying can be an unpleasant experience. The fact that Allen was there to help this lady speaks volumes about his character. Moreover, he wasn’t the one that post about it. Allen did reply to the original post but if Fernandez hadn’t tweeted about it, it’s possible that nobody would have found out about his kindness. Here’s the exchange in case you want to take a look.

Jaguars OLB Josh Allen is also attending Von Miller’s camp

Goodwill isn’t the only reason Allen is making headlines. He also got the spotlight because he was one of many attendants at Von Miller’s pass rush summit. That’s right, the former Kentucky Wildcat is honing his skills ahead of the 2022 NFL regular season.

The Jaguars recently showed they see Allen as a building block, having picked up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal, something they haven’t done often with other players. Of course, they need him to be better than he was and become the game-wreaker they expected when they made him the seventh overall pick in the 2019 draft.

After registering 10.5 sacks and making the Pro Bowl as a rookie, Allen has only logged a combined 10 sacks last season. While he was dominant at times in 2021, he wasn’t much of a factor in the second half of the season. On the bright side, he finished the year strong, making two sacks against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 18. Moreover, the team’s brass got him plenty of help this offseason, making upgrades to most positional groups on defense.

Allen set super high expectations for him in 2022 and it’s not hard to envision him meeting them. He made a difference off the field when he helped a fellow passenger and he should have that kind of impact on the football field this upcoming season.

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