Possible future inductee into the LA Chargers Hall of Fame: Keenan Allen
Out of anyone on the LA Chargers roster, Keenan Allen undoubtedly has the best chance to be included in the Chargers Hall of Fame. He has already put up numbers that rank fairly high in team history and as long as the team re-signs him after this season, I think it is a guarantee that he earn a Chargers Hall of Fame spot.
Allen already ranks sixth all-time in franchise history in receiving yards and is fourth among wide receivers. Four of the five players ahead of him are members of the Chargers Hall of Fame, with the lone exception being Gary Garrison.
If Allen has the kind of season in 2020 that he has had over the last three years then he will move to fourth in franchise history in receiving yards. He needs 1,129 receiving yards to pass Garrison.
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You could argue that a fourth consecutive 1,000-yard season, with everything else he has accomplished, might be enough for Allen to crack the Chargers Hall of Fame, and it very well could be. However, another four years on a new contract as the dedicated WR1 would seal the deal.
If Allen gets exactly 1,129 receiving yards in 2020 he will trail Antonio Gates by 4,307 yards for the most receiving yards in franchise history. However, he will trail Lance Alworth by only 2,320 yards for the most receiving yards by a wide receiver in franchise history.
Simply put, if Allen has another elite season in 2020 and has four more years as the WR1 (he is still only 28) then he will be a lock to be the best wide receiver in franchise history and could challenge Gates’ all-time mark.