Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen called in his mother in early September and told her he wanted to quit football after failing to reach the field because of how loaded San Diego was at the receiver position.
“‘I need help. I’m losing. I’m about to quit,'” Allen said via the San Diego Union-Tribune. “(I wasn’t) living up to my expectations of starting. I’ve never been a role player-type guy. Not easy at all. … I’ve never had to do it before. I never had to adjust.”
Allen’s mother told him to pray and he did.
Even though Danario Alexander went down with a season-ending injury during camp, Allen didn’t play at all back in week one.
“After I didn’t play after that first game, I was about another snap away of not playing from quitting,” Allen said.
I’m sure Allen looks back and realizes he almost made a big mistake. It’s a good thing he took his mother’s advice.