It looks like Keenan Allen’s streak of consecutive 1,000-yard receiving seasons will come to an end on the same exact day that 2020 is calling it quits.
On Thursday afternoon, the Chargers announced that Allen is being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list, which will end his season. He was a long shot to play this weekend anyway due to a nagging hamstring injury, according to Anthony Lynn.
Allen will finish his eighth NFL season just eight yards short of 1,000 yards with 992. He’ll also have to settle with tying his previous career high of eight touchdowns, a number he hasn’t touched since his rookie season in 2013. For the first time, Allen will also finish the season with a yards per reception below 10.0 for the first time in his career. He’ll fall excruciatingly short at 9.9 yards per catch.
However, he did manage to record at least 100 receptions for the second year in a row, something only he and the Cardinals DeAndre Hopkins have done over the past two seasons.