The NFL has announced its list of the players, coaches and executives eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2019.
That list contains six former members of the Los Angeles Chargers. In recent years, Chargers fans have had the pleasure of watching LaDainian Tomlinson and Bobby Beathard join the elite group in Canton.
The voting process to get into the Hall of Fame is a complicated one, which is why earning enshrinement is so difficult. For instance, the initial list for the class of 2019 contains 102 names. From there, the list will be trimmed to 25 semi-finalists and then to 15 finalists before the actual class is announced.
Complicating matters for many of these hopefuls will be the fact that there are multiple players eligible in 2019 who are considered locks to be first-ballot selections, including Tony Gonzalez, Champ Bailey and Ed Reed.
That will make spots in the class limited, making each of the names connected to the Chargers longshots to make the list at best.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t put together a fun little list, right? Here, I will look at each of the former Chargers eligible for enshrinement and consider their entire bodies of work throughout their careers. From there, we’ll form our own selection process and determine which of these six men has the best chance to reach Canton next year.
With that said, here are those former Chargers, in descending order of how much each deserves to eventually get the call.