Keenan Allen is consistently on the field
As just a rookie, Allen tore through NFL defenses. In the following two years, unfortunately, he couldn’t stay healthy. Allen didn’t play a full 16-game slate until his fifth season. His ACL tear preceded a lacerated kidney in 2015. Since 2017, however, Allen’s been pure dynamite and hasn’t missed any time.
The Sports Injury Predictor labels Allen a medium risk (50.4 percent) to miss at least two quarters to injury. The main factor in Allen’s success is out of his control. He needs to stay on the field. If so, Allen should lead the Chargers to boasting one of the NFL’s top passing attacks.
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) June 18, 2019
A recent article from Pro Football Focus included Allen in a list of the 10 pass-catchers projected to gain more than 1,200 receiving yards in 2019. The prediction, calculated as part of their player projections system, also included other elite receivers such as Julio Jones, Michael Thomas and DeAndre Hopkins.
Should Allen eclipse 1,200 yards in 2019, it will be his third straight season collecting over 1,000 receiving yards and fourth overall. Allen’s edged himself into becoming one of the league’s best, and a healthy 2019 campaign might be all he needs to start entering the conversation as the best receiver in football.