Top 10 San Diego Chargers of the Last Decade

By Nick Lee
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Oct 12, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) celebrates after catching a touchdown pass from quarterback Philip Rivers (not pictured) against the Oakland Raiders during the third quarter at Coliseum. The San Diego Chargers defeated the Oakland Raiders 31-28. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

#2 Antonio Gates

Not bad coming from a guy who didn’t play college football. The Rivers-to-Antonio Gates touchdown combo is now the best in NFL history for a QB and a tight end. Gates has gone to the Pro Bowl 8 times and has been named First Team All-Pro 3 times. He is the all-time franchise leader in receiving yards, receptions and receiving touchdowns. He is the active NFL leader in receiving touchdowns. Gates has revolutionized the tight end position and many current elite NFL tight ends have mirrored his ways. He also has 464 career receiving yards in 10 playoff games.