Hard work pays off. Keenan Allen and the Chargers agree to a 4 year contract extension, that is worth more than $80 million dollars. This makes Allen the second highest paid receiver, behind none other than the Falcons long-time premier wide receiver, Julio Jones. Keenan Allen has had four 1,000 yard seasons so far in his seven year career. Last season, he had the third most catches in the NFL, while also tacking on 1,199 yards to go with it. Now that is the definition of earning your money. Allen was also sixth in yards after catch last year, recording 384 of his receiving yards after he caught the ball. Now, I’m no mathematician but that is over a quarter of his production. In 2017, Keenan Allen had a great comeback season. He also set multiple records that year such as becoming the first player in NFL history to have three straight games with at least 1 receptions, 100 yards, and 1 touchdown. On top of that, he recorded an interception the same year that made him one of three players with 1,000 receiving yards and one interception in a season. The other two being Hall of Fame players, Randy Moss and Don Hutson. The 28 year old receiver has made three pro bowls in a row, and you can count on that streak will continue.
Keenan Allen has kept his head down and worked his tail off, while silently cementing himself as one of the top wide-outs in the league. Allen will still be in his prime for the majority of this contract extension. Cementing, Allen as a premier target for 2020 first round Oregon QB, Justin Herbert. Who knows what Herbert and Keenan have in store in the next four years.
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