INDIANAPOLIS, IN – MARCH 05: Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen of Alabama looks on during day five of the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 5, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

When a player is signed by an NFL team, the thoughts about what to buy first once they sign their contract start flowing. A house? A fancy car? For new Washington Redskins defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, something a bit more unordinary is in store; a computer.

But not just any old computer like a laptop to take on the road to study film or anything like that. He wants a top-of-the-line machine to play some games. He described his dream purchase to FOX Sports, taking some off guard with his wish list item.

“My supercomputer. I’ve already got it picked out,” Allen said in a Skype interview. “It’s a really high-end gaming computer which allows you to play games that are crazy frame rate per second. I’m excited about that. That’s kinda what I’m looking forward to.”

So it appears Allen is really into his gaming when not on the practice field or in the gym. Odds are he is not alone, especially as newer generations of players who have spent more time gaming come into the league. Sometimes the best way to relax is to sit in a comfortable chair and play some of your favorite games, and now that Allen will be able to afford whatever computer he desires, he can do it like a true pro.

But what games is Allen going to be playing? Is he a Call of Duty guy, or is he into something like League of Legends? It turns out Allen is all about the evolving world of virtual reality.

“Recently, the virtual reality thing came out so I’ve been really interested in that,” he told in February. “It’s still fairly new, so there aren’t a lot of games out for it yet. I have it for the PS4 and computer. I have cameras set up for the computer—I mapped out the room—so it’s fun, I really enjoy it.”

Of course, this leaves the door open for critics to suggest he turn the game of and spend more time in the film room in the event things do not go well on the field.


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