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5 Chargers who should someday be enshrined in Canton

2 Jan 1993: Defensive lineman Leslie O''Neal of the San Diego Chargers goes after Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Dave Kreig during a playoff game at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won the game, 17-0.
2 Jan 1993: Defensive lineman Leslie O''Neal of the San Diego Chargers goes after Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Dave Kreig during a playoff game at Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego, California. The Chargers won the game, 17-0.
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SAN DIEGO – DECEMBER 1: Wide receiver Wes Chandler #83 of the San Diego Chargers runs with the ball during a game against Buffalo Bills at Jack Murphy Stadium on December 1, 1985 in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 40-7. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO – DECEMBER 1: Wide receiver Wes Chandler #83 of the San Diego Chargers runs with the ball during a game against Buffalo Bills at Jack Murphy Stadium on December 1, 1985 in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 40-7. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

Wes Chandler

At this point, if Wes Chandler were to be named to the Hall of Fame, it would come as a big surprise. But that doesn’t mean he doesn’t deserve it.

Chandler retired after the 1988 season and spent just seven seasons with the Chargers, but he produced during that time.

Needing an answer after trading John Jefferson to the Green Bay Packers due to a contract issue, the Chargers found one when they acquired Chandler from the New Orleans Saints.

Chandler had 373 receptions for 6,132 and 41 touchdowns during his seven seasons in San Diego, becoming a reliable target for Fouts. But detractors of Chandler will point to the fact that he was just a cog in the “Air Coryell” machine, thriving behind Fouts, Joiner and Winslow.

Unfortunately, some of those detractors have votes and hold the power in terms of keeping Chandler out. Still, those numbers speak for themselves, including this one:

The 129.6 yards per catch he averaged in the 1982 season is still a single-season league record to this day.

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