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Roster Moves: Jaguars Re-Sign OLB Josh Allen 


JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Jaguars have re-signed OLB Josh Allen, the team announced today.

"We are pleased to announce the signing of Josh Allen to a five-year contract," said Jaguars General Manager Trent Baalke. "Josh is a true pro who has developed into one of the top producing defensive players at his position in the NFL and a cornerstone of our defense. He is a leader on and off the field, and we are excited for Josh and his family, as well as our fanbase."

"I'm grateful to the Jaguars organization for putting their faith in me once again. Five years ago, as a first-round pick and again today, they've shown that they believe in my talent and value my contributions to this team. I'm prepared to make good on their investment and do whatever it takes to bring a championship to Jacksonville. Thank you to my wife, Kaitlyn, and my kids Wesley, Julian and Vanessa for supporting me on this journey. It's always been my goal to leave a legacy wherever I go, and I'm proud that work continues in Duval."

Allen was originally drafted by Jacksonville in the first round (7th overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft. In his first season, Allen set the single-season sack record for a rookie in franchise history after he recorded 10.5 sacks in 16 games. On his way to a Pro Bowl nod, he added 44 total tackles (31 solo), 23 QB hits and two forced fumbles to his rookie campaign in 2019. In 2023, Allen posted 66 tackles (43 solo), 17.5 sacks, 33 quarterback hits, two forced fumbles and one interception in 17 games (17 starts). Allen's 17.5 sacks broke the single-season franchise record, previously set by DL Calais Campbell in 2017 (14.5). He became the second player since 1982 to record at least 2.5 sacks in four different games in a season, joining Pro Football Hall of Fame member Lawrence Taylor. His 17.5 sacks finished tied for second in the NFL. The 2023 season marked Allen's second Pro Bowl season of his career.

The Montclair, N.J. native has produced 252 total tackles (163 solo), 103 QB hits, 53 tackles for loss, 45.0 sacks in 74 games played (60 starts) in his five-year career. Allen is one of six players in the AFC to have at least 45.0 sacks since he entered the league in 2019. His 45.0 sacks rank second in franchise history behind Tony Brackens.

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