No. 1 Jaguars players who could make the Pro Bowl: Josh Allen, OLB
Here’s another Jaguar that has previously appeared in the Pro Bowl but unlike Brandon Scheff and Evan Engram, outside linebacker Josh Allen is a homegrown talent. In fact, the former Kentucky Wildcat was part of a group of Jacksonville players that got the nod back in 2019.
That year, Allen logged 10.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. In 2020, he dealt with a knee injury that limited him to eight games. He kind of bounced back last year but wasn’t able to replicate the production of his rookie season. Still, he led the Jags with 7.5 sacks and posted a career-high Pro Football Focus overall grade of 78.5. Furthermore, he had a few dominant outings, including those against the Miami Dolphins, the Buffalo Bills, and the Indianapolis Colts. Coincidentally, Jacksonville won all those games.
Allen should be even better in 2022 with the stink of Urban Meyer no longer having a negative impact on the team’s performance. Also, the team’s brass made important upgrades to the front seven in the offseason, including the addition of a bookend pass rusher in Travon Walker. Having better and more talent around Allen should help him get to the quarterback more often and put up better overall numbers.
The Jaguars haven’t had a player represent them in the Pro Bowl over the last two years but Allen is one of several playmakers that will have a chance to end the streak this upcoming season.