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Keenan Allen is healthy and ready to dominate in 2019

CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 07: Wide receiver Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts after a first down reception against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 07: Wide receiver Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts after a first down reception against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CA – DECEMBER 09: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers walk out of the dressing room before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at StubHub Center on December 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – DECEMBER 09: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers walk out of the dressing room before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at StubHub Center on December 9, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Keenan Allen is coming off a stellar 2018 campaign in which he caught 97 balls for 1,196 yards, looking healthier than he ever has heading into this season.

Back in January at the Pro Bowl, Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen called out the ESPYS on Twitter, pushing ABC’s award show to consider giving out a “Best Swagg Award” after tweeting out a video of himself flashing his ruby Pro-Bowl uniform.

https://twitter.com/Keenan13Allen/status/1089681503926304768

Six months later, in the spirit of ESPYS night, Allen’s wish came true. Well, at least it sort of did.

https://twitter.com/Chargers/status/1149153429916459008

The Chargers have good reason to promote the swagger of their lead receiver. Allen, entering his seventh NFL season, has quickly emerged as one of the league’s best wideouts. He’s coming off back-to-back Pro-Bowl appearances and earned 2017’s Comeback Player of the Year honors from the Associated Press.

After an unreal 2013 rookie season in which Allen hauled in 1,046 yards and eight touchdowns, his production dipped off due to injuries. He played a combined nine games during the 2015 and 2016 seasons, mainly because of a torn right ACL in Week 1 of 2016.

But, after a dominant performance in 2018, Charger fans should be excited for what’s to come for Allen. Here is one big reason for Chargers fans to be ecstatic about what a healthy Keenan Allen can bring to the offense this season.

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