Chargers Roster

LA Chargers: 4 biggest bargains on the Chargers roster

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: General manager Tom Telesco of the Los Angeles Chargers speaks to the media at the Indiana Convention Center on February 25, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) *** Local Capture *** Tom Telesco
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: General manager Tom Telesco of the Los Angeles Chargers speaks to the media at the Indiana Convention Center on February 25, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) *** Local Capture *** Tom Telesco
facebooktwitterreddit
3 of 5
(Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Biggest bargains on the LA Chargers roster: 3. Keenan Allen

  • 2020 cap hit: $12.65 million

Keenan Allen is one of the key players whose contract is up after the 2020 season and every Charger fan should be hoping that Allen sticks around with the team. If he does, Allen has the talent and the existing numbers to go down as the greatest wide receiver in franchise history.

It might seem weird to consider him a bargain, though, as he is still making a decent chunk of change. Allen’s $12.65 million salary this season is the third-highest cap hit on the team. However, considering what he is worth and compared to his peers, it is safe to say that Allen is a great bargain.

Allen is likely going to command an average salary of $18-20 million in free agency next offseason, which highlights just how much of a bargain his 2020 salary is.

RELATED: Grading the 2020 receiving corps

Not only that, but compared to his talent level in the league, Allen is definitely underpaid. Allen is the 13th-highest-paid receiver in the league and absolutely is a top 10 receiver in the NFL and could even make the case for being in the top seven or so.

Over the last three seasons, Allen ranks fourth in the NFL in receiving yards, third in total receptions and 15th in total touchdowns.

If his touchdowns were higher (which they probably would be if Rivers was not so interception-prone the last three years) then he would undoubtedly be considered one of the five best receivers in the league.

facebooktwitterreddit