Keenan Allen

LA Chargers: 3 reasons why Keenan Allen will have a career year

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 07: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers evades a tackle by Nicholas Morrow #50 of the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter at RingCentral Coliseum on November 07, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 07: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers evades a tackle by Nicholas Morrow #50 of the Oakland Raiders in the second quarter at RingCentral Coliseum on November 07, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Why Keenan Allen will have a career year with the LA Chargers in 2020:

2. He is in a contract year that interests with his prime

This year is an important year for the LA Chargers as the team has so many big-name players that are entering the last year of their contracts. The performance of these players, as well as the success of the team, could have a ripple effect for the next half-decade in LA.

Keenan Allen headlines those that are due a new contract after the season (sorry, Joey Bosa) and as we often see in sports, that is going to create a hungrier Allen that is looking to get paid.

Top wide receivers get big bucks and while there is no doubt that Allen would be paid nicely if he were to agree to an extension today, he absolutely has more to gain by balling out in 2020. As previously mentioned, Allen is slightly overlooked as one of the best receivers in the game and it would be a shame to see his new contract reflect that as well.

Not only is he in a contract year, but he is arguably in the traditional peak prime year of a receiver’s career.

Allen just turned 28 in April and it is typically the late 20s when a receiver really hits the athletic prime of their career. That, mixed with it being a contract year, is the perfect equation to lead to Allen having a huge 2020 that sets him up nicely to be paid.

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