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LA Chargers: Prioritizing the top players that will be free agents in 2021

CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 13: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on from the sidelines during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Dignity Health Sports Park October 13, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 13: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks on from the sidelines during a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Dignity Health Sports Park October 13, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

1. Keenan Allen

Keenan Allen has to be the LA Chargers’ number one priority next offseason. He has to be a part of the offense for at least another four years after 2020 and if he is not then I am not quite sure what the team is going to do moving forward.

The receiving corps currently has a lot of long-term questions around it and the best way to put most of the questions to bed is to re-sign Allen. Without Allen, the team would essentially be relying on Mike Williams to be the WR1, which is dangerous.

Williams is talented enough to be the WR1 but Allen certainly is the better option, plus, Williams will be a free agent after the 2021 season, so even he is not locked in long-term for the Chargers.

Allen has been the most important player on the Chargers’ offense (outside of Philip Rivers) over the last several years and he has legitimate potential to go down as the greatest receiver in team history if he sticks around another 4+ years and continues to produce at a high level.

As we said with Henry, the Chargers need to be focusing on surrounding Justin Herbert with weapons, which is why Allen would be a more important signing to focus on than Joey Bosa.

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Allen will only be 29 years old heading into the 2021 season, so the team can absolutely take comfort in knowing that he will still produce at an elite level for most of his new contract.

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