Bears Acquire Aging Receiver Keenan Allen to Boost Young QB’s Potential in Upcoming Season

By Eleanor Harrison Mar25,2024
Ryan Poles deems Keenan Allen as “a flawless match”

The Bears made a significant move earlier this month by acquiring receiver Keenan Allen, adding another weapon to their offense for the upcoming season with presumptive No. 1 overall pick, Caleb Williams. Chicago G.M. Ryan Poles revealed at the annual league meeting on Monday that the team’s personnel staff had been monitoring Allen as a potential cap casualty. When the opportunity arose and Allen became available, the Bears were prepared to seize it.

Poles reflected on his time in K.C., where he watched Allen make impressive plays and stated that the tape of Allen’s recent performances surprised him with the high level at which he is still playing despite his age. Even though Allen only played 13 games last season, he achieved a career-high with 108 catches, 1,243 yards (the second most in his career), and seven touchdowns. Poles emphasized that adding Allen presents a fantastic opportunity for the team as they move forward with a young quarterback.

According to Poles, Allen is the perfect fit for the team due to his understanding of the NFL, timing, space, and ability to read defenses, which will greatly benefit a young quarterback like Caleb Williams. With Allen joining receiver DJ Moore, tight ends Cole Kmet and Gerald Everett, and running back D’Andre Swift, Poles sees a balanced field with a lot of potential for dynamic and special plays in the upcoming season.

By Eleanor Harrison

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