Allen says in a statement that it's an honor and he looks forward to working to "increase rural prosperity and enhance customer service through innovation and partnerships."
Former state lawmaker appointed to USDA post for Michigan →
"It's going to be weird, knowing how much he hates _ or hated _ the Jets," Miami cornerback Jason Allen said. "He's still capable of doing the old Jason Taylor things he does _ sacks and creating turnovers. But it's going to be weird."
Jets' JT bracing for boos upon return to Miami →