Ranking 4 potential free agent replacements for Josh Allen

He wants to be back in Jacksonville, but what if he's not?

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Starting today, the Jacksonville Jaguars officially have a decision to make.

Today marks the opening of the NFL's franchise tag window, and the Jaguars very well could use the tag on pass rusher Josh Allen.

Of course, the Jaguars and Allen would like to come to an agreement on a long-term deal. Allen loves Jacksonville and wants to remain with the Jags.

If he is unable to return to Jacksonville, though, the Jaguars do have some options in free agency. Let's count down the top four.

4. Bryce Huff

After his first three seasons yielded 7.5 sacks combined, New York Jets pass rusher Bryce Huff exploded for 10.0 sacks last season. He saw career highs across the board in 2023, and not just in sacks.

Huff recorded 33 pressures, 21 quarterback hits and 12 hurries. The 25-year-old is flying a bit under the radar just because he isn't as big of a name as some of the other free agents hitting the market. But, Huff's success last season shouldn't go unnoticed.

Believe it or not, Huff's pass rush win rate of 22.9 percent was second to only Micah Parsons in 2023, per Pro Football Focus. Take that stat for what it's worth, but that has to count for something. He was brilliant, even if no one is talking about him.

Maybe one of the biggest positives about signing Huff is the fact that he will come fairly cheap, too. After just one breakout season, Huff isn't going to command top dollar. But, his age and overall career trajectory make him a value worth spending on.