With the injury to San Diego Chargers WR Stevie Johnson, the team will likely use Keenan Allen out of the slot more in this coming season.
Johnson would have been the top option at the slot if he were available this season, but now that he will be sitting on the sideline with his torn meniscus, Allen seems like the best option to get the work there.
James Jones and Tyrell Williams will be better options out wide and they will be competing for the snaps in the preseason. We will see who can win that battle between the both of them. With either of them on the outside with Travis Benjamin, that leaves the slot open for Allen.
Allen’s ability to create space early in his route will be key in that role. It is a spot that Allen can thrive in and could get him even more passes thrown in his direction.
Allen was on his way to an impressive season before he went down with an injury last year. If this alien can stay healthy, then he should be putting up big time digits all over again.
Just get him the ball and watch what he does with it. I am sure Ken Whisenhunt has already had the thoughts of getting Allen the looks out of the slot. it is an exciting option for Philip Rivers and the Chargers with a couple of receivers that can take the top off the defense on the outside.
Even though Stevie is down, the team has options.
What do you think about Allen working more out of the slot?