Chargers All-Time Lists

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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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – DECEMBER 24: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks to pass during the first half against the New York Jets in an NFL game at MetLife Stadium on December 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – DECEMBER 24: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks to pass during the first half against the New York Jets in an NFL game at MetLife Stadium on December 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)

Philip Rivers

Though analysts would likely get into a heated debate over this one, it’s an easy call for me. Philip Rivers is already a Hall of Famer and he still has time to add to that.

Rivers’ numbers far exceed those of Fouts, who was an easy choice to put into the Hall of Fame. Entering the 2018 season, Rivers has thrown for a remarkable 50,342 yards and 342 touchdowns in his career. Perhaps just as impressive is the fact that he has played in every game since the start of the 2006 season.

No, he hasn’t won a Super Bowl and because of that, there would likely be some voters who tried to keep him out or at the very least, make him wait.

Recently, a panel of experts over at ESPN voted on current players’ chances of getting into the Hall. Rivers was a guy they actually voted in. However, they didn’t select Eli Manning, which to me is ridiculous, so it’s hard to say what that’s all worth.

Despite the missing Super Bowl ring, the case for Rivers is still pretty easy to make. Aside from being durable, he’ll rank in the top 10 and maybe even the top five of all time in just about every major passing statistic.

Of course, there’s still time to win that Super Bowl, which would essentially make Rivers a slam dunk.

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