4 winners and 2 losers from Jaguars giving Josh Allen massive extension

• Here are 4 winners and 2 losers stemming from the Jaguars decision to give Josh Allen a big extension.
Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen (41) runs off the field after the game of a regular
Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen (41) runs off the field after the game of a regular / Corey Perrine/Florida Times-Unio / USA
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Winner No. 2: Jaguars GM Trent Baalke

General manager Trent Baalke has gotten lots of criticism the past few months and most of it has been earned. However, he deserves praise for getting Josh Allen's extension done. It's true that it took him more time than it should. He could've easily given a new deal last year but instead put it off.

Had Baalke operated with a sense of urgency, he could've paid Allen before free agency and used the franchise tag on wide receiver Calvin Ridley to prevent him from leaving. On the other hand, Baalke brought in several key players, such as Arik Armstead and Mitch Morse, in free agency. Striking a long-term deal with Josh Allen is the cherry on the top.

Winner No. 3: Ryan Nielsen

The Jaguars hired Ryan Nielsen to oversee the defense because they thought his predecessor, Mike Caldwell didn't get the most out of the unit. Nielsen was the defensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons last year, and under his watch, they showed a noticeable improvement. The Jags most likely expect a similar impact.

With Josh Allen in the mix, Nielsen will have no trouble installing his system. Add the presence of Arik Armstead, and Travon Walker, and Jacksonville will have a dominant front four. Had Allen not gotten a deal, there's a chance he would've held out and Nielsen wouldn't have had his best player. That won't be the case.

Winner No. 4: Micah Parsons

Most of the top edger rushers in the league got paid either this offseason or last year. Before Josh Allen inked his new contract, Nick Bosa, Danielle Hunter, Rashad Gary, and Montez Sweat also got new deals.

That leaves Micah Parsons as the only elite pass rusher waiting to get paid, and seeing the contract Josh Allen got should make him smile. Parsons is a top 3 edge rusher in the NFL, and Allen rose the bar when he got an annual average of $30 million. Parsons won't (and shouldn't) settle for anything less.