LA Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is one of the most underrated receivers in the NFL. Allen has consistently been one of the best wideouts in the league and for whatever reason he often gets overlooked for other big-name receivers that, quite frankly, do not have the numbers that Allen has.
There is this misconception that Allen is injury-prone as well which could not be farther from the truth. Allen has played 14 or more games in four straight seasons and rattled off three years in a row from 2017-2019 in which he played all 16 games.
Charger fans know how great Allen is and NFL players know how great Allen is as well. Los Angeles Rams wideout Cooper Kupp expressed how good he thinks Allen is in a tweet on Wednesday night.
Some things in life we will never understand..
Apparently one of them is how talented @Keenan13Allen is at playing wide receiver.
Pull up the tape.
— Cooper Kupp (@CooperKupp) June 3, 2021
Those that have been following NFL Twitter this offseason may connect the dots between Kupp’s tweet with the disrespect that Allen has been getting by NFL pundits.
Just an hour and a half before Kupp fired off this tweet, the LA Chargers Twitter account took some shots at Pro Football Focus.
make it make sense pic.twitter.com/WsCSQYh48Z
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) June 3, 2021
Does Kupp address the PFF tweet directly? No, but the timing of the two tweets, especially considering Allen quote tweeted the Chargers’ tweet just an hour before Kupp’s tweet, creates an interestingly cryptic timeline.
Kupp definitely has a bone to pick with that list as well. PFF ranked Kupp 30th among all NFL wide receivers heading into the 2021 season behind some really interesting names. Antonio Brown ranked 24th and Will Fuller ranked 25th. I would take Kupp over either of those players.
Keenan Allen is not the first LA Chargers player to be underrated by Pro Football Focus.
As you definitely know by now if you are a fan of the LA Chargers, Pro Football Focus was extremely wrong about Justin Herbert coming out of college. Like many, PFF was calling Herbert a bust before he even put on the pads and despite setting various records in his rookie season, PFF is not wavering.
Herbert was disrespected in a quarterback ranking earlier in the offseason and the main argument is that he is going to regress in 2021. Why? Because he was so good against pressure last year and he got a better offensive line, so it is not sustainable.
That is definitely an interesting take.
Regardless, all LA Chargers fans want is both Justin Herbert and Keenan Allen to ball out in 2021. We know how talented they are, Cooper Kupp seemingly knows how talented they are and now other outlets need to take notice.