Slayer may be the most unstable road runner in the NFL next to new Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams and one of the shrewdest players in the space. Already one of the greatest Chargers receivers of all time, Allen has a chance to make history in 2022 if he can rack up 1,049 receiving yards to pass Pro Football Hall of Famers Charlie Joiner (9 203) and Lance Alworth (9,584) in the Bolts. record books.
Coming into his fifth consecutive Pro Bowl season, Allen is one of the NFL’s most consistent threats after an unhappy start to his career.
After a fantastic rookie campaign where he finished second in the AP Rookie of the Year ballot, the wide receiver battled injuries and inconsistencies over the next three campaigns. After a disastrous end to his 2016 season where he tore his ACL in the season opener against Kansas City (he set Marcus Peters on fire), Allen bounced back in spectacular fashion in 2017.
Recognized as the AP Comeback Player of the Year after hitting a career-high in receiving yards (1,393), Allen was selected to his first Pro Bowl. Allen will turn 30 by the time the 2022 season opener opens, but has shown no signs of slowing down.
With his contract still on the books through 2025, Slayer’s name will be near the top for any substantial Chargers record when it’s all over.