Judging by the reaction on social media, the Bears are excited about having six-time Pro Bowl WR Keenan Allen as a teammate. Photo Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Nov 12, 2023; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the second half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears made a splash on Thursday night, acquiring six-time Pro Bowl receiver, Keenan Allen in a trade with the Los Angeles Chargers. And judging by the social media reaction, Allen’s new teammates are happy about the move.

Shortly after the trade was reported, general manager Ryan Poles issued a statement.

“We’re extremely excited to add Keenan to our team,” Poles said, per Patrick Finley, Chicago Sun-Times. “His body of work speaks for itself and we look forward to him elevating our offense.”

Looking at the reaction of the Bears players, the trade seems to be as popular in the locker room as it is in the front office.

Chicago certainly has a formidable receiving corps. Allen caught 108 passes for 1,243 yards and seven touchdowns with the Chargers in 2023. DJ Moore, meanwhile, caught 96 passes for 1,364 yards and eight touchdowns in 2023, his first season in Chicago.

The biggest question facing the Bears now is, who will be throwing them the ball? It seems as though Chicago will trade Justin Fields and use the first overall pick on a quarterback. That said, the market (or lack thereof) for Fields is making a trade easier said than done.

But whoever ends up under center in Chicago will likely be just as excited to have Allen as the rest of the team seems to be.

[Patrick Finley on Twitter/X]

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