No. 2 Jaguars player who benefits from coaching continuity: Josh Allen, DE
Here's a player that predates the current regime and the one before. A first-round pick in 2019, defensive end Josh Allen had an impact right off the gate, registering 10.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in his rookie season. On top of that, he earned a Pro Bowl designation. The future seemed bright for the former Kentucky Wildcat but nobody would have guessed at the time that he would face several roadblocks the next couple years.
After his successful rookie year, a knee injury limited Allen to just eight contests and 2.5 sacks in 2020. He was then expected to bounce back under Urban Meyer's watch and he was able to make 15 starts in 2021 but he wasn't nearly as dominant as he was in 2019. He did have that elite performance against the Buffalo Bills though. That week, he sacked the other Josh Allen, intercepted him, and scooped a fumble, the proverbial hat trick. Still, it felt like he could have done more.
The same is true for last season. Allen consistently brought the heat and his 77 total pressures ranked seventh in the league. Furthermore, he recovered a fumble in the finale that helped Jacksonville qualify for the postseason and seize the division crown. But once again, he wasn't good enough, something he acknowledged when he last talked to the media.
Allen is now a contract year but working in his favor is the fact that having a stronger grasp of Mike Caldwell's system should help him take the next level.