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Chargers Legend of Tomorrow: Keenan Allen

When trying to predict who will be the next San Diego Chargers' "legendary" player, the answer is actually quite simple.

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I was asked to write a post predicting who will be the next player added to the Chargers' Ring of Honor, or one predicting who will be the next "legendary" player on the Chargers. Considering the Chargers may not be playing in their own stadium, or their home market, much longer....the idea of a Ring of Honor seemed silly. Plus, it's obvious. The next entrants into the team's Ring of Honor will be Malcom Floyd, Philip Rivers, and Antonio Gates.

Now, as far as who will be the next legendary player on the team, that's trickier. It'd be easy to go with Jason Verrett, the second-year player who is going to his first Pro Bowl this season.

However, my vote is Keenan Allen. When healthy this season, he outperformed every player on the field, and it's not as thought it was shocking either.

Going forward without Malcom Floyd, Allen's role as Philip Rivers' go-to guy should expand further. If Antonio Gates sticks around, he'll probably lose another half-step and Allen's role as Rivers' favorite option on third down will grow more as well.

Basically, unless the team signs or drafts a huge WR, expect this offense to center around Philip Rivers and Keenan Allen for the next few years, which means lots of numbers and lots of big plays for KA13.