The only way to close this list is to put one of the most beloved players in team history. He’s also one of the best.
The team’s current leader, Philip Rivers, is as passionate about the organization and turning it into a winner as anyone ever has been and for that, it makes it easy to root for him. At 37 years old, he’s still going strong and trying with every fiber in his being to get his team to the top.
The No. 4 overall pick of the 2004 draft, Rivers would never have even played for the team if Eli Manning didn’t refuse to go there. That’s something that has worked out for Chargers fans, even if Manning was fortunate enough to win a couple of Super Bowls with the New York Giants.
At this stage in his career, Rivers is a better player than Manning and has a chance to claim that elusive Lombardi Trophy yet.
Rivers is the franchise’s all-time leader in just about every passing category including passing yardage and passing touchdowns. That’s saying something, considering her hs blown the great numbers put up by Fouts out of the water.
His 374 career touchdown passes rank sixth in NFL history and his 54,656 career passing yards are good for eighth.
And as far as a discussion about a Chargers Mount Rushmore goes, he’s a lock to be on that list.