Bears WR Keenan Allen greets Caleb Williams at USC pro day

Wednesday is the day many have been waiting for: USC’s Pro Day, where quarterback Caleb Williams is set to workout in front of various NFL teams. Williams, the consensus top prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft, has generated a ton of buzz and is the favorite to be selected No. 1 overall by the Chicago Bears.

Naturally, Chicago has a large contingent in attendance to watch Williams, as well as other USC prospects. General manager Ryan Poles and head coach Matt Eberflus are just two of the team members, but one of their newest players is also in attendance and made sure to say hi to his potential new quarterback.

Wide receiver Keenan Allen, whom the Bears acquired from the Los Angeles Chargers just last week, was spotted at USC’s Pro Day wearing Bears blue and orange by Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune and Darren Haynes of CBS Los Angeles. He and Williams greeted each other with a hug prior to the workout.


Allen was acquired last Thursday from the Chargers in exchange for a 2024 fourth-round pick. The six-time pro bowler has been one of the best receivers over the last decade since he was drafted in 2013. He’s coming off a season where he had 108 receptions for 1,243 yards and seven touchdowns.

When asked about Williams during his opening press conference, Allen only had great things to say. “Hell of an athlete,” he said. “Obviously, he can make tremendous plays with his feet and with his arm. It looks like he knows the game really well. Really good.”

The Bears still haven’t made their intentions fully known with the No. 1 overall pick, but considering the trade of Justin Fields to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the large contingent in attendance for Williams’ Pro Day, and the fact Allen himself is there to see him, it feels like only a matter of time until these two start connecting on the football field.

Story originally appeared on Bears Wire