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Chargers sign Keenan Allen to four-year extension

Bolts and their No. 1 wide receiver reportedly agree to a four-year extension worth more than $80 million

Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

Just four days prior to the start of the 2020 season, the Chargers were able to get an extension done for their No. 1 wide receiver. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Bolts and Allen have agree to a four-year extension worth more than $80 million. The new deal will make Allen the second-highest paid wide receiver in the NFL behind Atlanta’s Julio Jones.

Over the last three seasons, Allen has missed zero games while averaging 101 catches, 1,262 yards, and six touchdowns per season.

After being drafted in the third round of the 2013 draft, Allen won the Pepsi Rookie of the Year award after posting 1,046 yards and a career-high eight touchdowns. Following his torn ACL to begin the 2016 season, Allen also took home the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year honor after missing 24 games across the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

The Chargers spent the sixth-overall pick on quarterback Justin Hebert in this year’s draft and they’ve now locked-down their most-talented pass-catcher to make sure the rookie has the best weapons available to be successful.