Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk has been putting together Mt. Rushmore’s of all the teams of the league. The top 4 players that should represent the organization.
The other day, he put together his thoughts on the Chargers top 4 players that should represent the organization and his selections were Dan Fouts, Charlie Joiner, Lance Alworth and Junior Seau.
Those are four of the greatest Chargers to play the game, but it seems to leave out a couple of players that are well deserving.
No Ladainian Tomlinson on that list? LT was one of the best running backs of all time and Florio didn’t think he deserved to be part of the Chargers Mount Rushmore? He was a highlight film on the field and always had a nose for the red zone. He carried the offense and was a home run threat any time he touched the football. He was a threat running the football and he could make things happen in the passing game.
Where is Kellen Winslow on this list? He revolutionized the position. He was the first tight end to be a threat in the passing game. He paved the way for Antonio Gates and Tony Gonzalez.
Can’t argue about having Junior Seau on the Chargers Mount Rushmore. He was one of the best in the business and played the game forever. He had great instincts and was always around the football. He is one of the best ever.
Dan Fouts is the greatest quarterback to put on the Chargers jersey. Rivers could surpass him some day, but until that time, Fouts should be the face to represent the franchise on the Mount Rushmore.
Here is Florio’s reasoning:
On Chargers' Rushmore: (1) L.T.'s teams underachieved; (2) Fouts, Joiner, Alworth were passing-game pioneers; (3) Seau automatically is on.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 23, 2013
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