USA Today named their All-Joe team today and two Chargers were selected to the team.
Here is the USA Today’s description of the All-Joe team:
The All-Joe team was born in 1992 as a tribute to Joe Phillips, a 14-year defensive lineman who did yeoman’s work for the Kansas City Chiefs that season. His work in the trenches didn’t lead to much glory … unless you point to the 29 combined sacks of Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith, Kansas City’s fifth-ranked defense or the team’s wild-card run. USA TODAY has honored the unsung Joes of the NFL ever since.
Identifying the NFL’s unsung stars is a bit more challenging these days since so many more are being heralded with the expansion of Pro Bowl rosters the past two years. With a combined 10 Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers bowing out of this year’s all-star event to shine on the Super Bowl stage instead, emerging talents like Kansas City Chiefs defenders Eric Berry and Tamba Hali, Atlanta Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes and Tampa Buccaneers tackle Donald Penn will be enjoying their first free trips to Honolulu.
- USA Today
Quentin Jammer, Chargers— He’s missed three games in nine seasons, but rarely misses opportunities to delete wideouts, mentor teammates and give a hand in the community
Jammer has been an underrated and unsung player for his whole career. He quietly just gets his job done and is one of the leaders of the defense.
Tolbert stepped in this season and stole carries from Ryan Mathews with his play. He flies so low under the radar that he is still listed as a fullback on this list.