Keenan Allen is going to go down as one of the best players in Chargers franchise history. At this rate, Allen very well could go down as the greatest receiver in franchise history and is going to have a good case to make for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Allen has consistently been the best weapon on the Chargers offense, taking the mantle from LaDainian Tomlinson and Antonio Gates, who held the mantle before him. Allen has not quite reached LT and Gates-level of legacy, but his Chargers career has been great.
Against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 3, Allen gave Chargers fans a blast to the past and did his best LaDainian Tomlinson impression. No, he didn't hurdle the goal line for a one-yard rushing touchdown. He did something else that LT made a habit of doing: threw a touchdown pass.
LT finished his career with seven passing touchdowns. Statistically, Tomlinson is one of the greatest passers in NFL history.
Keenan Allen didn't just throw a touchdown, he made Chargers history against the Vikings
New offensive coordinator Kellen Moore has brought back prime Keenan Allen and Sunday's game might go down as the most impressive of his career. Not just for the numbers he is going to finish with but because of the significance of the game.
In addition to throwing a touchdown pass a la LaDainian Tomlinson, Allen also became the Chargers' all-time leader in receiving yards. Allen entered Week 3 needing 112 receiving yards to pass Lance Alworth for first place. Allen got those 112 yards and then some before the fourth quarter even started.
Sunday has been a great reminder of Keenan Allen's legacy with the Chargers and has been the perfect encapsulation of how much fun it has been to watch him throughout his career. Fans shouldn't get used to Allen dropping dimes at a quarterback but they can get used to him turning in 100-yard performances week after week like it is 2018 again.