Keenan Allen, Chargers agree to four-year, $80 million extension

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The Chargers have locked up their Pro Bowl receiver.

Keenan Allen has agreed to terms on a four-year, $80 million deal with the Chargers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. It makes Allen the second-highest paid receiver in the league, according to Rapoport.

It follows the Chargers’ signing of pass rusher Joey Bosa to a five-year, $135 million extension this offseason.

“Mood!LFG!” Allen wrote on Instagram. “Want to thank the organization. Tom Telesco especially for giving me a opportunity! Super juiced about this. CHARGER FANS WE LOCKED IN FOR ANOTHER ROUND, FOREVER A CHARGER!”

Allen, 28, has made the Pro Bowl each of the past three seasons but has never made All-Pro.

He has four 1,000-yard seasons in his seven seasons.

Over the past three seasons, he has played all 48 games and made 303 receptions for 3,788 yards and 18 touchdowns. That’s an average of 101 catches, 1,263 yards and six touchdowns per season.

Allen recently complained about his placement on the NFL Network’s countdown of the Top 100 players, coming in at No. 77. He had a career-best 104 catches last season, though his 11.5 yards per catch were not as good as the previous two seasons.

UPDATE 2:40 P.M. ET: The Chargers announced the multiyear extension for Allen.

25 responses to “Keenan Allen, Chargers agree to four-year, $80 million extension

  1. Wow that’s horrible.

    Devante Parker is a better player and costing Miami half the money.

    Chargers will never see a super bowl with these salaries.

  2. They will regret it. He is a great player but at age 28 he will start to slip and by the time the contract is up he will be 32 and fighting to stay in the league.

  3. I was astonished when he feel in the draft. Had a first round grade on him and he just kept falling. Now I’m even more astonished at what they are paying him late in his career. They don’t have a franchise QB, so they can “afford” it, but this is an overpay for a non-essential part.

    Good for Keenan though. He finally has more than made up for the money he lost for falling in that draft.

  4. Hahahaaaaa! Devante Parker isn’t even on the same level as Keenan! He had 1 good year last year with 1,200 yds., and only 3,400 yards his entire career. Before that for yards: 600, 400, 300(not good) Keenan has 3,400 in 3 seasons. Allen will prove his worth, while everyone will say Devante who?

  5. Clearly the organization thought it was worth it for his production but also his durability on the field. We’ll see if Taylor can get it to him as well as Philip Rivers was able to but why complain about the salary? Its the Chargers money, let them worry about it.

  6. Good grief you couldn’t have paid Melvin but you will pay a receiver who runs a 4.75? I o ow rivers is gone and you have some money but geez go buy some o line or help at safety.

  7. “He is a great player but at age 28 he will start to slip and by the time the contract is up he will be 32 and fighting to stay in the league.”

    Since when do players actually play out their whole contract? This is probably a three year deal with one easily voidable year. Not sure that makes it much better, but when they do get their young QB, it will be nice to have a player of that caliber to throw to.

  8. It’s a smart extension. Allen has played every game since the team moved to LA after a couple bad injury years in SD. He’s their best player on offense and they’re breaking in Herbert at QB. The Chargers want to keep him happy and this keeps him under their control until he’s 33 which is around when most stars seem to start falling off. $20M/year is a lot, but guys who catch around 70% of their targets and average 100 catches per year aren’t going to come cheap.

  9. BuckyBadger says:
    September 5, 2020 at 2:48 pm
    They will regret it. He is a great player but at age 28 he will start to slip and by the time the contract is up he will be 32 and fighting to stay in the league.
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    4 year deal. In a league where teams can cut players at any time and void all nongauranteed money in the contract. I don’t know why we always see these types of comments. NFL teams always structure contracts to where they can walk away from them with little impact if they have to cut a player half way into the deal.

  10. Chargers will be the Chargers, Allen is worth $20M a year with Rivers not Taylor! I guess the extra cheese is for Allen running good routes and being open and Taylor missing him. A lil something extra for all the empty routes!

  11. Allen is a great player. He’s been highly productive for a few years now. I have no idea what the cap situation will be in years to come. It kind of seems like a very, very good receiver got an elite extension going into an uncertain cap year. Good for Allen though. I hope his play matches pay and he has a few more great seasons.

  12. Who is throwing him the ball now that Rivers is gone?….nuff said. He got lucky with that contract

  13. What’s got into the Chargers? They were contending with the Bengals for cheapest NFL franchise ownership/front office now they’re spending big during uncertain times. Good for the Bosa and Allen just surprised to see the club shift like that.

  14. I want to hire Keenan Allen’s agent to represent me. I’m also slightly above average at my profession and would like to get paid like I’m the very best,

  15. Good grief you couldn’t have paid Melvin but you will pay a receiver who runs a 4.75? I o ow rivers is gone and you have some money but geez go buy some o line or help at safety.
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    They did pay Melvin, they guaranteed his 14 million this season. Totally reasonable to wait to see what plays this season before re-upping him to his third contract.

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