Chargers GM stops hypothesis: Allen stands nonetheless

Lindsey ThiryESPN1:30pm ET2 Minute Learn

Los Angeles Chargers normal supervisor Tom Telesco on Wednesday ended hypothesis that the group may change from 10-year veteran broad receiver Keenan Allen this offseason.

“Keenan Allen goes nowhere,” Telesco informed reporters on the NFL Scouting Mix in Indianapolis.

With the Chargers at the moment $20.39 million over the wage cap, in keeping with, there was widespread hypothesis that Allen, 31, could possibly be traded or launched. He’s anticipated to earn $15.5 million in 2023, with $21.7 million counting in direction of the wage cap. If launched, the Bolts would save $14.8 million towards the cap.

Telesco in contrast Allen to Corridor of Famers Andre Reed, who performed 15 seasons for the Buffalo Payments, and Charlie Joiner, who spent the ultimate 11 seasons of his 18-year profession with the Chargers.

“He’s an unbelievable participant,” Telesco informed NFL Community of Allen. “We have now an unbelievable quarterback. We’d like weapons round him. That was by no means considered. He’s with us.”

The Chargers should meet the wage cap firstly of the brand new league 12 months on March 15.

Allen missed seven video games final season with a left hamstring harm. He completed with 66 catches for 752 yards and 4 touchdowns.

“It’s not tempting to me,” Telesco stated when requested after the season if it was tempting to modify from Allen. “Good gamers earn money, and I’d somewhat have quite a lot of good gamers on our roster than quite a lot of cap area.”

In 10 seasons, Allen caught 796 passes for 9,287 yards and 52 touchdowns. He has recorded essentially the most video games in NFL historical past with no less than 12 receptions (10) and is among the many high three lively NFL gamers — together with Stefon Diggs and DeAndre Hopkins — with 4 seasons of 100 receptions or extra.

Allen is a part of a receiving corps that features Mike Williams and Joshua Palmer. The Chargers are additionally on the clock to signal quarterback Justin Herbert for a report contract extension, which he was eligible for on the finish of the season.