No. 1: Drew Brees
Drew Brees is the best former Charger to win the Super Bowl, it’s not even debatable.
In the last game of the 2005 season against the Denver Broncos, Brees suffered a torn labrum after taking a hard tackle. That left the Chargers, who had first-round pick Philip Rivers on the roster, with a difficult decision to make.
The Bolts made Brees a big offer, but he felt he could get bigger money on the open market as an unrestricted free agent. Both the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints courted Brees and it was the Saints that ended up with Brees after the Dolphins opted for Daunte Culpepper instead.
It’s kind of worked out for the Saints.
His list of records continues to pile up as he has become the NFL’s career leader in passing yardage and completions while being selected to the Pro Bowl 11 times as a Saint.
Of course, his top achievement was leading the Saints to their first and only Super Bowl victory, defeating Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV.
In that game, Brees completed 32-of-39 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns en route to being named the game’s MVP.