Roster move No.6: Extend wide receiver Keenan Allen
A fan favorite and top-five wideout in football (top eight if you hate him) must be retained. A guarantee to be right around 100 receptions for 1,000 or more yards each year, there’s no way the Chargers can let “Slayer” walk.
One of the smoothest route runners in football, Allen has done nothing but positive things while on the field in his NFL career. Although two very freak injuries did derail two seasons for Allen, he was on the field for at least 14 games in every other season.
A staple in the Chargers offense no matter who the quarterback will be next year, Allen gives the Chargers a very reliable safety blanket when the offense stalls. A quick slant to Allen will nearly always have a positive outcome.
Fans saw it week after week this past season. There were plenty of times the offense seemed to have absolutely no clue what to do. Yet, Allen constantly made plays week in and week out.
Allen is currently 29 years old. Extending him into for another three or four years would be a very good move for the team. Lock down your security blanket, and alongside Williams and Ekeler on offense; the Chargers should feel pretty good with their chances after making improvements elsewhere.