Washington Football Team Signs Jonathan Allen to Massive Extension
Jonathan Allen has secured the bag. The fifth-year interior defensive lineman for the Washington Football Team signed a four-year, $72 million deal with a $30 million signing bonus. The deal makes him the fourth-highest paid interior defensive lineman in the NFL and was first announced by his agency.
Through his first four seasons with Washington, which drafted him 17th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, Allen has secured 202 total tackles including 21 for loss and 17 sacks. By Allen's own account, it would appear he's performing up to the standard of his job requirements.
Allen has been an oft-overlooked player in the NFL, thanks in large part to the Washington Football Team's lack of success. Still, when given the opportunity, Allen, who lines up beside fellow Alabama alumni DaRon Payne, never fails to impress, securing an 83.7 PFF grade for his pass-rushing abilities. He's not too bad at run-stuffing either.
Allen had a monstrous four years with the Alabama Crimson Tide. He finished his career with Alabama with 138 total tackles including 32 for a loss and 28.5 sacks. Allen's sack total is second only to Derrick Thomas's 52 sacks and is the only player with at least half as many as Thomas. He also took home a cabinet of awards including the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Chuck Bednarik Award and Ted Hendricks Award, unanimous 2016 first-team All-America selection, 2016 SEC Defensive Player of the Year and earned first-team All-SEC honors three times.