Nov 3, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) runs with the ball as Washington Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather (31) attempts the tackle in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 30–24 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Lost in the Chargers loss is the play of Keenan Allen. As a rookie, he is going to have his share of mistakes in the game and those should disappear more and more with experience. He had a couple of miscues on Sunday. He dropped a ball in the open field while he was trying to look up to find the next defender. He also let the corner get in front of him to steal that interception from him. Despite those plays, Keenan Allen was tearing up the Washington Redskins defense once again. He is such a smooth route runner and has quickly become Philip Rivers’ most trusted target out wide.
Allen has started the last 5 games and he has 31 catches, 497 yards and 3 touchdowns. You average that out for a 16 game season and he would have 99 receptions for 1590 yards and 10 scores. Vincent Jackson’s best season as a Charger, he finished with 1167 yards receiving. His most receptions were 68 and his most touchdowns were 9. Looks like we found that replacement for the Vincent Jackson on our roster already.
The kid is still in his rookie season. The kid’s potential is off the charts.