"If I continue to play, you want to try to win a championship at some point," Allen said Thursday. "Personal accolades can only go so far."
"I don't want to be chasing the ring. I want to earn the ring," Allen added. "I want to be somewhere, and obviously, you've got to have parts in place and you've got to be contenders."
Regardless of where he plays next season, Allen plans to retire a Viking.
"Wherever I go, when I retire, I'm going to call them and say, 'Hey, let me sign a one-day contract,'" Allen said. "Minnesota will always be in my heart. But I don't know what the future holds. We haven't talked about it. I'm trying not to think about it."