Keenan Allen Finally Bids Farewell to the Chargers

Former Los Angeles WR Keenan Allen says goodbye to the Chargers faithful.
Oct 1, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13)
Oct 1, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

If you told Chargers fans in September that Keenan Allen wouldn't be on the team in 2024, they would have thought you were crazy.

But things took an unexpected turn for the Chargers last year. After heading into last season as playoff contenders, Los Angeles collapsed and went 5-12. They decided to fire both GM Tom Telesco and HC Brandon Staley in December before hiring their replacements in January.

Jim Harbaugh and Joe Hortiz were brought in as the new HC/GM combo and were tasked to reshape this franchise.

They needed to get under the salary cap for 2024 and they approached Allen to take a pay cut. Allen was scheduled to have a $34.7 million cap hit for Los Angeles so they asked him to take less.

He declined and the Chargers shipped him out to the Chicago Bears for a 2024 fourth-round pick in March.

Now two months after the trade began official, Allen issued a goodbye to Chargers fans.

Chargers News: Keenan Allen Issues a Farewell to Los Angeles

Allen posted his goodbye to Los Angeles on Instagram and wanted to thank the fans after 11 years with the organization. In his post, Allen said, "There's no limit to the love I have for the city. The best city I've ever been in!".

The 32-year-old was selected in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft when the team was still located in San Diego. During his tenure with the Chargers, Allen developed into one of the best playmakers in the NFL.

He's registered 904 receptions (1309 targets) for 10,530 receiving yards, and 59 touchdowns since 2013. Allen also notched 1,000-plus receiving yards six different times.

Allen finished his Chargers career second all-time in team history in receiving yards and receptions but third in receiving scores.

Even though he couldn't finish his career with Los Angeles, Allen still has a lot of love for the city of LA and the Chargers faithful.

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