What in the World Is Going on with the Minnesota Vikings’ Jared Allen?

September 25, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This was supposed to be a good year for the Minnesota Vikings' Jared Allen. Coming off a season with a torn labrum in his shoulder and a knee that required minor knee surgery, he was supposed to enter the last season on his $73.26 million contract healthy and ready to prove he has plenty of gas left in the tank.
In his five years in Minnesota, he has led the team with an average of 15 sacks per season. That's almost double the eight sacks per season from the team's second-place sack producer. In 2011, he set the franchise record with 22 sacks, surpassing Chris Doleman's mark of 21 set in 1989.
His 75 sacks for the Vikings ranks third all time, behind John Randle (114) and Chris Doleman (96.5), since the stat has been recorded.   
Through the first three games of the 2013 season, he is on pace for the lowest sack total in his career. Allen should be in "salary-drive" mode, playing for his next contract. He has been the Vikings' leading sack generator since ...

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