Keenan Alexander Allen (born April 27, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the California Golden Bears before leaving after his junior year. He was drafted by the Chargers in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Allen won multiple rookie honours after setting Chargers’ records for receptions and receiving yards by a rookie. In 2017, he was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year.
After three straight Pro Browl seasons in which Los Angeles Chargers wideout Keenan Allen has played all 16 games, totalled at least 97 catches and 1,196 yards while snagging six touchdowns in each of those years, it’s more than safe to say he’s one of the most consistent and productive talents at WR in the league. Is Keenan Allen among the elite names like Michael Thomas, Julio Jones, DeAndre Hopkins and others? He might be in the tier just below.
The NFL Network’s top 100 players list is coming out for 2020, and despite Allen’s terrific 2019, he went from being ranked 38th to 77th overall, which is strange. Allen went off on Twitter in response and said he was better than some other big names:
Is he really better than Tyreek Hill, who had fewer receiving yards than Allen last year? Is he better than Mike Evans, who has scored more touchdowns in the past two seasons? Even if you agree or disagree, we can all say that dropping Allen that many spots after a great year is just weird.
UPDATE: Evans called out Allen on Monday morning: