Both wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. and rookie defensive end Josh Allen are headed to the 2020 Pro Bowl, the team announced on Sunday. Both players are joining veteran defensive end Calais Campbell as the only three Jaguars to make the Pro Bowl this year. Campbell has made the Pro Bowl for three straight seasons.
Chark Jr. enters the game as a third-alternate, filling in for Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill and two other players who will not be attending this season. Hill will be playing in the Super Bowl this season after defeating the AFC South’s Tennessee Titans. Allen, the team’s top selection in 2019, enters as a second alternate on the team after San Francisco 49ers’ defensive end Joey Bosa and Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark.
Allen becomes the first Jaguars rookie in franchise history to make the Pro Bowl after notching 10.5 sacks in 2019 along with 44 tackles ( solo), 11 tackles-for-loss, 22 quarterback hits and two forced fumbles on the year. Allen was selected to the PFWA All-Rookie team earlier this week.
Chark Jr. gets a Pro Bowl nod after becoming the team’s number one receiver in 2019 — his second year in the league. On the year, Chark Jr. accounted for 73 receptions for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns on the year. The former LSU standout, and rookie quarterback Garnder Minshew II quickly found chemistry quickly after Minshew replaced veteran quarterback Nick Foles only 11 plays into the 2019 season.
This will be the third-consecutive season the Jaguars have had multiple Pro Bowlers, last season the team had two in Campbell and former Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey. The 2020 Pro Bowl will air on January 26th at 3 p.m. EST., on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC and Disney XD.