If you were curious to know whatever happened to the Josh Allen banner that Kentucky had placed in Nashville for the 2019 NFL Draft, we now have an answer for you.
You may recall Kentucky went out of their way to honor one of the best players in program history in advance of his big day at the 2019 NFL Draft by hanging a giant Josh Allen banner in Nashville. Unfortunately, the good story took an odd turn as the NFL requested Kentucky to remove the banner due to the fact it had a small NFL logo on the right corner. Kentucky painted over the logo but the NFL still requested the banner be removed.
Kentucky complied and the banner was not up during the 2019 NFL Draft. Allen went on to be selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the seventh overall selection in the draft.
The story could have ended there but Kentucky has chosen once again to honor Allen’s legacy in Lexington by hanging the banner at Gate 12 of Kroger Field/Commonwealth Stadium.
Check it out below, with the painted over NFL logo still on the bottom right of the banner, courtesy of @UKAthletics:
“Look familiar? That banner everyone was talking about in Nashville has moved to Gate 12. @JoshAllen41_ might be off to stardom with the @Jaguars, but he’s always a Wildcat. #WeAreUK #BringIt”