Bruce Kluckhohn-US PRESSWIRE
Jared Allen has 4.0 sacks in six games with 16 tackles. It's not a typical season for the four-time Pro Bowl defensive end.
The only reason Allen is classified in the "worst" category is because of his name. Jared Allen is synonymous with a top defensive end and has been for some time.
Allen has only twice in his nine-year career recorded under 10 sacks (2004, his rookie season, and 2006). Allen is on pace for just over 10 sacks this season and just over 42 tackles (his career low is 31 in 2004).
This isn't a bad season for most defensive ends (4.0 sacks and 16 tackles), but he is Jared Allen.
He nearly broke the NFL single-season sack record last year.
He's a four-time Pro Bowler and four-time First-Team All-Pro member.
He's better than what he's shown. He's around the ball plenty this season. He just always appears a second too late. However, I expect him to get to the ball on time more and more moving forward.