By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Los Angeles Chargers have re-signed wide receiver Keenan Allen. He has received a four-year extension that ties the talented receiver to the team through the 2024 season.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the deal is worth more than $80 million. Spotrac is reporting that it is a four-year, $80.1 million deal.
With this extension — which kicks in for the 2021 season — he will be the second-highest paid receiver in the league. His contract trails the contract for Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones.
“Want to thank the organization, Tom Telesco especially for giving me a opportunity,” Allen said on Instagram. “Super juiced about this. Chargers fans, we locked in for another round. Forever a Charger.”
This season, Allen is slated to make $12.65 million for the 2020 season. He’s the 18th-highest paid receiver for the upcoming season.
Allen has been with the team since being drafted in the third-round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He has spent the last seven seasons with the franchise.
In 2019, he appeared in 16 games, including 16 starts. He had 104 receptions for 1,199 yards and six touchdowns.
He also had three carries for 16 yards and a touchdown.
“We know Keenan’s value,” Lynn recently said of Allen, via The Athletic. “He’s a big receiver that can play inside and outside. He’s an excellent blocker in the run game. His run-after-catch is outstanding. Some people may knock him a little bit on his long speed. But he’s a very confident young man and very productive. So he doesn’t have to prove anything to us.
“He’s a big receiver that can play inside and outside. He’s an excellent blocker in the run game. His run-after-catch (ability) is outstanding. Some people may knock him a little bit on his long speed. But he’s a very confident young man and very productive. So he doesn’t have to prove anything to us.”
In his career, Allen has appeared in 86 games, including 82 starts. He has had 524 receptions for 6,405 yards and 34 touchdowns.
He also had 14 carries for 100 yards.
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