Jacksonville Jaguars OLB Josh Allen would be thrilled to have Calais Campbell back

Aug 15, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Josh Allen (41).
Aug 15, 2019; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Josh Allen (41). / Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

NFL players develop strong bonds with their teammates, so it's not shocking to see Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Josh Allen vouch for defensive end Calais Campbell, whom he played with back in 2019.

The Jags recently met with Campbell but he left without a deal and is currently weighing up his options before he chooses his next team. However, Demetrius Harvey of The Florida Times-Union reported that the visit went great and later added that general manager Trent Baalke will continue to keep tabs on the 2019 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.

Allen saw the message on social media and said that they would get it done, "we're going to make this happen. #SuperBowl".

Campbell signed a four-year deal with the Jaguars in 2017 and played a key role in helping them advance to the AFC Championship that year. He was traded to the Baltimore Ravens in 2020 and was released in a cap-saving move earlier this year.

The former Miami Hurricane was on the roster when Jacksonville made Allen the seventh overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and the pair registered a combined 17 sacks that year. Moreover, they both earned a Pro Bowl designation that year, so you could make the case that they get the best out of each other.

The Jaguars were one of several teams Campbell visited in his free-agency tour. He's set to meet the Buffalo Bills and the New York Jets and unless he gets an offer he can't refuse, he'll probably make a decision after he's met with all his potential suitors.
Here's the post on social media that Allen reacted to.

Calais Campbell would bring a veteran presence to the Jacksonville Jaguars

At 36, Campbell is no longer the player he was in 2017 when he got a First-Team All-Pro selection. However, he still managed to log 6.5 sacks last season and would be effective as part of a pass-rush rotation. Moreover, he would be a huge locker room presence and a positive influence in Allen, Travon Walker, K'Lavon Chaisson and even Jordan Smith.

On top of that, the Jaguars would give Campbell a realistic shot at playing in Super Bowl 58. The 2008 second-round pick said in February that the would like to suit up in next year's championship game. Although Jacksonville will have to compete with the Kansas City Chiefs, the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Buffalo Bills to get to the Super Bowl, Jacksonville has enough weapons and a top-10 quarterback in Trevor Lawrence to make a deep playoff run.

Of course, it has to make financial sense for both the Jags and the Mayor. On one hand, the Jags are working with a tight budget. On the other hand, Campbell wants to get a shot at one last payday before he hangs up his cleats and it makes sense for him to go with the best potential suitor.

A reunion between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Calais Campbell may or may not happen but that won't deter Allen from wanting his former teammate to return to Jacksonville and get to the Super Bowl.

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