The Los Angeles Chargers have started the 2023 season slower than many expected.
After losing Mike Williams early in the year to a season-ending injury, the offense has needed to find production elsewhere.
This has mainly fallen on the shoulders of Keenan Allen, the team’s leading receiver.
Being that Allen is in his 11th season, he is routinely asked about retirement, as many wonder when he’ll hang up his cleats.
In a recent conversation with reporter Bridget Condon, Allen said, “I don’t really have a plan B so (I’ll play) until I can’t.”
Keenan Allen is in his 11th season and just 70 yards away from 10,000 receiving yards.
How much longer does he expect to play?
"I don't really have a plan B so until I can't."
What does he want to do before walking away?
"Catch Antonio Gates." #BoltUp
— Bridget Condon (@BridgetCondon_) November 2, 2023
When asked about his career goals, Allen had just one that he mentioned to Condon.
“Catch Antonio Gates” was his response, seemingly wanting to break his total for career receiving yards.
Gates is the Chargers’ all-time leader in receiving yards, racking up 11,841 throughout his career.
Williams’ current total is at 9,930, needing less than 2,000 yards to catch Gates’ total.
Breaking this record seemed to be a tall task for several years.
Gates is one of the most dominant tight ends of all time and has firmly marked his place in Chargers history.
For Allen to break his record would be an impressive accomplishment to end his career.
While he certainly intends to make Chargers history, Allen and his teammates have to continue to focus on the task at hand.
At 3-4, this team needs to start turning their season around if they want to try and compete with the Kansas City Chiefs for the AFC West title.
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