Dec 22, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen (13) celebrates after a touchdown reception during the second half against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

So Keenan Allen Really Considered Quitting...

Read that story from Michael Gehlken about stud rookie WR Keenan Allen and his thoughts about quitting earlier in the NFL season. I don’t know exactly how to feel about that story. A rookie in the league, had thoughts about quitting the league after his first pro game of the season because he never saw the field. I understand that he believes in his abilities and that he believes that he should be a starter in this league, but players that are drafted in the 3rd round usually have to wait for their opportunity. Luckily for Allen, his opportunity came early.

I love everything that Allen has done on the field for the team. He has been huge for the offense and has made some epic plays this season. Who knows where we would be without him on the roster? Allen was right about his abilities.

The problem I have with the story is that it makes Allen look like a spoiled punk. He wasn’t getting his way so he thought about quitting. He didn’t have the patience to wait in the NFL after one game and he thought about quitting.

Allen lucked out and got his way this time around, but what is going to happen when he doesn’t get his way some other time down the road? What is going to happen when the Chargers don’t offer him the contract that he is looking for? The story just seems a bit disturbing.

What did you all think about that story?

If you missed the story, here is the link off of the UT San Diego: Keenan Allen Considered Quitting NFL

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  • 619chargers4life

    I just hope he doesn’t turn into another Vjax money hungry drama queen .

    • CALiFORNiAkiD

      Football is a Business….And something us fans forget way to often.

      • 619chargers4life

        I understand that , but it’s a team sport as well

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    • joerockt

      This is just ignorant. AJ fucked with Vjax and McNeil that year. He was an asshole who forced Vjax’s hand by trying to get him to sign a tender for shit money, rather than making him a proper offer. AJ put the team in the position they’re in today and I’m so glad he’s gone. Telesco will do the right thing with KA when the time comes.

  • Stan Zab

    I think this story is getting blown out of proportion. I dunno why, there is plenty to talk about during the last week of the regular season…The dude is fresh outta college, has never sat on the sidelines in his life. Can he have a personality? Did he quit? Has anyone else made empty threats to themselves or others that they didn’t really mean? Would he really forgo his contract and quit football if he didn’t get on the field?

    Or is it Michael Gehlkin trying to make a big deal out of something young Allen let slip during an interview? I’m not gonna make assumptions about his personality because of this. I know one thing for sure, its nothing compared to the likes of Dez.

    • Ernie Padaon

      I was wondering why Gehlken would even publish this thing. Just don’t understand why and how close he was to quitting. Just makes Allen look bad when he never quit

      • Stan Zab

        Cause sensationalism sells newspapers. He could have written about other stuff though,there’s plenty to talk about involving the Chargers IMO. Allen should get nothing but mad respect for his ROY-caliber year after being drafted in the 3rd round. He has already surpassed Buster Davis.

    • CALiFORNiAkiD

      I agree. I look at it as a “Learning Experience”

  • William Boren

    When when I read the article I was surprised that no one thought this was very strange that a player who injured his ACL and couldn’t run the 40 at the combines and ran a “slow” 40 at his campus day and dropped to 3rd round was upset he wasn’t playing. Only 1 first year was starting.
    But after watch him this year making plays like vj

  • William Boren

    As a rookie real talent, but not getting your way and crying over spilled milk does not bold well IMO

  • Derek

    Yeah he’s showing diva already, he is gonna command top money. But that issue is 3 seasons away. Keanan is having a awesome rookie season. I hope his work ethic matches his confidence. Right now he has a lock on Dx’s spot and gives us more leverage to negotiate with dx. I dono if his attitude is a good thing. What’s gonna happen when he is limited by injury?

    • joerockt

      He won’t be able to “command” anything for 4 years. And we don’t have that asshole AJ strong arming players anymore, so if he continues to play well over the next few years, I don’t see why we would’t resign him, even for big money.

  • joerockt

    KA said those words, so that’s why its a story. Should have kept it to himself IMO, but its out there now. So now we have to question what’s going to happen if he has a string of bad games, or if he thinks the ball isn’t getting thrown to him enough. Will he want to quit then as well? And all that talk about producing music also tells me he’s not 100% committed to football. And why would he think that career would be any different? Does he think Jay-Z will call him up as soon as he graduates to come and produce his albums? He’d be lucky to sweep studio floors coming straight out of college.

    All this reminds me of a child who doesn’t like to play a game unless they win it. He’s got a lot of growing up to do. Lets hope mommy continues to set him straight.