Nov 7, 2021; Jacksonville, Florida, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars outside linebacker Josh Allen (41) sacks Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) in the first half at TIAA Bank Field. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

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.

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…

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!

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.


About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to