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
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