East arizona cardinals defensive end zack allen have entered into an agreement with denver broncos A source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter a three-year, $45.75 million deal that includes $32.5 million guaranteed upon signing.
The move reunited Allen with Vance Joseph, who spent four seasons as Arizona’s defensive coordinator (2019–22) before taking a similar role in Denver.
Allen, 25, is coming off a career season in 2022. He started all 13 games he played and had 5.5 sacks, 10 tackles for loss, 20 quarterback hits and eight passes defended.
Allen began to blossom in 2021 when he had a career high of four sacks. He had two sacks in his first two seasons, but jj watt Allen began to improve in 2021.
Watt described him as a younger brother and Alan never left Watt’s side. He learned how to work like the three-time Defensive Player of the Year, how to study film and opponents like Watt, and it translated into his two best seasons in the NFL. His eight passes defended last season led the NFL among defensive linemen.
“Love it for my boy!!” Watt tweeted In response to news of Allen’s agreement with Denver. “Can’t wait to see what this next chapter holds. Well deserved.”
Allen’s run stop win rate of 37.9% ranks in the top 40 among all NFL defenders, as he has generated interior pressure from various alignments while moving around in sub packages.
However, he is yet to play a full season. The former third-round pick played in four, 13, 15, and 13 games, respectively, in his first four seasons.
ESPN’s Josh Vanfuss and Matt Bowen contributed to this report.