Bears acquire WR Keenan Allen from Chargers

League: NFL

Posted on: 15 Mar, 2024 at 04:28 AM

Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears acquired Pro Bowl wide receiver Keenan Allen from the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday in exchange for a 2024 fourth-round draft pick.

Allen, 31, was selected to his sixth Pro Bowl in 2023 when he had a career-high 108 receptions for 1,243 yards and seven touchdowns in 13 games. However, he is entering the last season of a four-year contract and was scheduled to receive a $5 million roster bonus on Sunday.

The move continues the Bears' offensive revamp this offseason. Chicago recently added former Chargers tight end Gerald Everett, who agreed to a two-year deal, and running back D'Andre Swift, who signed a three-year contract.

Allen, who was drafted 76th overall by the Chargers in 2013, provides a significant threat to the Bears' passing game. He has eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards six times in his career and 100 receptions five times.

"What Keenan Allen has meant to the Chargers for more than a decade cannot adequately be expressed through mere words," Chargers president of football operations John Spanos said in a statement. "Keenan's impact lives in the hearts of our fans, in the communities which he has served and amongst the countless teammates who have formed a brotherhood with him.

"There will only be one Keenan Allen, and we cannot thank him enough for the contributions he has made to our organization both on and off the field."

Allen has played in 139 games in his career and has 904 receptions for 10,530 yards and 59 touchdowns in 11 seasons.

--Field Level Media