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Chargers: Where do LA’s top offensive weapons rank among rest of NFL?

Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates his touchdown with Keenan Allen #13 (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers celebrates his touchdown with Keenan Allen #13 (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Wide receiver Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
Wide receiver Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Chargers Wide Receiver Keenan Allen

Keenan Allen is one of the league’s most talented wide receivers and arguably its best route runner. Watching Allen run his routes and make some of the league’s best cornerbacks look foolish is a beautiful thing to see, and Allen has been the most consistent player on the Chargers offense since the 2017 season and has played in every game since that point. Over the last three seasons, Allen has 303 receptions (third in the league), 3,788 receiving yards (fourth) and 18 receiving touchdowns (19th).

Allen is extremely underrated, probably due to the fact he is not the type of player who puts up 10-plus touchdowns per year, but the rest of his numbers speak for themselves. Allen has been one of the most consistent and productive players in the NFL over the past three seasons and deserves more recognition for his talent. While the offensive scheme will likely change a bit in the wake of former coordinator Ken Whisenhut’s departure, which could potentially hurt Allen’s numbers, the receiver will still consistently be open and could help Justin Herbert or Tyrod Taylor feel more confident knowing he will be open on numerous occasions throughout a game.

Allen is an elite receiver and would rank anywhere between fifth and eighth in the league, behind guys like the Arizona Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins, Atlanta Falcons’ Julio Jones, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Mike Evans and New Orleans Saints’ Michael Thomas, to name a few.

While his numbers might take a hit with the offensive scheme change, it might be safe to say Allen will put up another season of more than 90 receptions and 1,000 yards again.

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