Given how many players in NFL history have had fairly generic names, it’s a wonder that it took until today for a player to sack another player with the same name. But here we are.
On Sunday, Jacksonville Jaguars’ defensive end Josh Allen sacked Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen with seconds remaining in the second quarter, marking the first time something like that had ever happened.
JOSH ALLEN SACKS JOSH ALLEN.@JoshAllen41_
— NFL (@NFL) November 7, 2021
While many NFL fans are very familiar with the Bills quarterback named Josh Allen, this should make for a good reminder that the Jag’s Josh Allen is actually pretty good in his own right, making the 2020 Pro Bowl when he was a rookie.
The sack is a great reason for the Josh Allens to get to know one another. Earlier in the week, QC Josh Allen said he’s never spoken to DE Josh Allen but they have messaged on social media.
Of course, technically this situation might have happened before 1982 because that’s when the NFL started counting the sack as an official stat. But let’s not nitpick.
Josh Allen just sacked Josh Allen.
It's the first time a player has sacked a QB with the same name since the @NFL started counting sacks in 1982.
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) November 7, 2021
As pointed out by Jason Kirk, there was the time that Mark Carrier the safety intercepted two passes meant for Mark Carrier the receiver, but that’s a different story.
When Josh Allen sacks Josh Allen, let us remember pic.twitter.com/9QgHeJ41Td
— Jason Kirk (@thejasonkirk) November 7, 2021
And of course, if you’re going to have a situation like this, there’s no way that everyone isn’t rushing to Twitter to immediately crack the joke they’ve been holding onto ever since they realized this might be a possibility. So many Spider-men memes…
Josh Allen sacked Josh Allen 🤯 pic.twitter.com/RJz2CKHIV9
— ESPN (@espn) November 7, 2021
since it is technically relevant today:
is the plural of josh allen “josh allens” or “joshes allen” (like “attorneys at law”)
— her royal seltzerness (@seltzermom) November 7, 2021
Josh Allen sacking Josh Allen pic.twitter.com/csTJ9hwX9G
— Pickswise (@Pickswise) November 7, 2021
JOSH ALLEN SACKS JOSH ALLEN.
Don't care if you like it or not.
— Marc Sessler (@MarcSessler) November 7, 2021
Josh Allen just sacked Josh Allen. pic.twitter.com/Juw17TILgP
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) November 7, 2021
Now if only Josh Allen can somehow intercept Josh Allen and then Josh Allen scores a touchdown off of Josh Allen, well, we’ll all meet back here for another round of jokes.
UPDATE 1: We did it! Josh Allen has now intercepted Josh Allen, too!
JOSH ALLEN INTERCEPTS JOSH ALLEN. 😱😱😱
— NFL (@NFL) November 7, 2021
What else can Josh Allen do against Josh Allen?
UPDATE 2: Turns out, Josh Allen can also recover a fumble by Josh Allen. We are running out of things for Josh Allen to do to Josh Allen.
JOSH ALLEN JUST RECOVERED A JOSH ALLEN FUMBLE 😱
WHAT IS GOING ON⁉️
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 7, 2021