3 reasons Keenan Allen will not fall off with the Chicago Bears

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2. Keenan Allen will work out of the slot for the Chicago Bears 

For his career, Keenan Allen has run 45% of his routes from the slot, per PFF. Allen ran 59% of his routes from the slot this past season, and 65% the year prior to that. This is where he lives. 

The good news is that he will probably line up more in the slot with the Bears than he did in those two seasons. The Bears obviously have DJ Moore, who will play a little bit in the slot. However, he is at just 22% for his career and was at that 22% last year as well. 

Rome Odunze can play the slot at times, but the best of his game is down the sidelines, hauling in deep passes. So, Odunze is best outside, as is Moore. We are going to see Keenan Allen win in the slot. 

When you look at the players who still put up 1,000 yards despite being 32 years you see names such as Hines Ward, Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin, Julian Edelman, and Adam Thielen. We are talking about players who were able to win from the slot, sit in the soft spots of the zone, and haul in passes to pick up first downs. This is exactly what the Bears will ask Allen to do, the fit makes too much.