4 logical conclusions we can draw from the Chargers trading Keenan Allen

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There's so much to digest about what the LA Chargers have been doing the past couple weeks, but no other move shook the fandom more than the trading of beloved Charger, Keenan Allen, to the Chicago Bears for a fourth-round pick.

Many of us are still scratching our heads at "why" this move was made, but the good news is now we can see the direction Joe Hortiz, Jim Harbaugh, and the Chargers want to go in to kickstart the new regime. Here are four logical assumptions we can make as fans now that Allen is no longer a Charger.

1. The Chargers still have faith in Quentin Johnston

It couldn't have been a worse rookie season for QJ as he caught just 38 passes for 431 yards after being taken 21st overall in 2023. But now that Keenan is gone, it's become evident that Harbaugh and company have not given up on the former TCU standout.

We should still expect the Chargers to upgrade at wide receiver through the draft, and perhaps free agency and trades, but we can draw a logical conclusion that the plan right now is to have QJ play a vital role in 2024.

He can find open spots in the defense. He can beat his guy. He can work his magic after the catch. He just needs to work on his catching and following his routes to their completion. Those are things we should expect the Harbaugh regime to help him improve, and they clearly believe they can help him.