6-time Pro Bowl WR Keenan Allen traded to Chicago Bears

In 2013, he set Chargers rookie receiving records with 71 receptions and 1,046 yards. After sustaining a season-ending torn ACL in the 2016 opener, Allen was named NFL Comeback Player of the Year in 2017 after leading the NFL with 1,393 receiving yards. That season he became the first receiver in league history to record three straight games with at least 10 catches, 100 yards and one touchdown.

With the acquisition of Allen, the Bears are the only NFL team with two receivers who both compiled at least 1,200 yards last season. Allen finished 11th with 1,243 yards, while DJ Moore was sixth with a career-high 1,364 yards. Allen’s receivers coach with the Chargers the past three seasons, Chris Beatty, is entering his first year in that role with the Bears.

The deal for Allen comes almost exactly a year after the Bears acquired Moore in a blockbuster trade with the Panthers. In that deal, which was agreed to March 10, 2023, the Bears sent the No. 1 pick in last year’s draft to Carolina in exchange for 2023 first- and second-round choices, a 2024 first-round selection that ended up becoming the No. 1 overall pick and a 2025 second-round choice.

First appeared on www.chicagobears.com

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