Jared Allen has no illusions about how he will be welcomed when he returns to Minnesota next season.

The 32-year-old told NBC Sports Network that he knew staying within the NFC North meant he'd be booed when the Chicago Bears travel to meet the Vikings.

"Minnesota has great fans so they're going to boo me," Allen said Wednesday, per ProFootballTalk. "Absolutely. I'm sure I'll get some cheers later but absolutely they're going to boo and why shouldn't they? I now play for a division rival but I love the fans in Minnesota, I had six phenomenal years there.