In a move expected by most people, the Washington Redskins have exercised the 5th year option for defensive lineman Johnathan Allen. He was not a top 10 pick so his value as a defensive end will be $9,046,000 for the 2021 season. Allen was the 17th overall pick in the 2017 draft. He signed a 4-year, $11.6 million contract, and now gets a big raise for his 5th year in the league.
Jonathan Allen has been a vocal leader on the Redskins defense and started the influx of 1st round defensive linemen. Da’Ron Payne was drafted the following year, then Washington traded back into the 1st round last year to get Montez Sweat. Now Chase Young joins the crew.
Jonathan Allen is a good player who hopefully is about to become a great player due to better coaching & scheming & improved teammates. But what I’ve especially appreciated with him is his accountable, dependable & no-drama nature. A true leader. #Redskins pic.twitter.com/sn2KFFVcDy— Al Galdi (@AlGaldi) April 27, 2020