Andre Reed to Keenan Allen: ‘You have a bullseye on your back’

SAN DIEGO – Andre Reed knows about catching the ball, big contracts, being a league role model and winning.

Those are some of the reasons Chargers GM Tom Telesco invited the NFL Hall of Famer to speak to the team earlier this month.

“He asked me to speak to the team and tell them about my experiences in the league and what it took to get to four Super Bowls,” said Reed as a guest on ‘The Burns Report’ podcast.

Telesco worked as a an intern during with the Buffalo Bills in the early nineties and the pair formed a bond.

The seven-time Pro Bowler said he has formed a bond with Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen, who was rewarded with a four-year, $45 million contract extension in June.

“I told him now you have a big bullseye on your back,” said Reed. “You’re a leader now and all these young guys are going to look to you when things aren’t going right.”

Reed, a Buffalo legend and San Diego resident, also spoke on which of his two towns stood a better change at breaking out of their respective championship droughts (San Diego, 53 years, Buffalo, 51 years).

“I always have hope,” said Reed. “If Buffalo won the Super Bowl you can bet bet your you know that me, Thurman [Thomas], Jim [Kelly], and Bruce [Smith] will be right there in the front.”

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