Philadelphia Eagles: 4 Possible FA replacements for Alshon Jeffery

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. . Keenan Allen, LA Chargers. 2. player. 13.

Keenan Allen immediately upgrades the Philadelphia Eagles offense.

Once upon a time, phrases like ‘injury-prone’ followed Los Angeles Chargers star wide receiver Keenan Allen around (dang, it’s hard to remember not to call them ‘San Diego’ sometimes). After playing only nine games during the 2015 and 2016 NFL seasons, he’s played in all 16 regular-season games during the 2017, 2018, and 2019 seasons.

After ten games in 2020, he had hauled in 81 receptions for 835 yards and six trips to the end zone. Unless something unexpected happens, he’ll eclipse 1,100 yards receiving for the fourth-straight season.

Sure, most of you are probably thinking that Allen is signed through 2024’s regular season, and you’re absolutely right. Here’s the thing though. The Chargers have an out that’s worked into his deal that follows the 2020 campaign. Might they use it? Might they use to trade him if they don’t? Might the Philadelphia Eagles be interested buyers if they decide to do so? The answer to all of those questions is yes.

Allen, though it may not seem like it is still south of 30 years old. He turns 29 years young on April 27th. He doesn’t completely satisfy Philly’s desire to get younger, but he totally satisfies their need to get batter at the wide receiver position, especially once Philly moves on from DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery.