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Chargers 2019 ESPY Awards: The winners

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 02: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts as he runs off the field following a 33-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 02: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts as he runs off the field following a 33-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on December 2, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.(Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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CARSON, CA – OCTOBER 07: Free safety Derwin James #33 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up before the game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – OCTOBER 07: Free safety Derwin James #33 of the Los Angeles Chargers warms up before the game against the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on October 7, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Chargers ESPY Award: Best Male Athlete

Nominees: Melvin Ingram, Austin Ekeler, Philip Rivers, Derwin James

Winner: Derwin James

Derwin James with the interception! pic.twitter.com/dVtwMZoLyr

— Ian Wharton (@NFLFilmStudy) September 23, 2018

No one on defense had a bigger impact with the Chargers than Derwin James did last year.

Whether it be by tackles, interceptions, or sacks, James had a hand in seemingly almost every play. With his off-the-charts instincts, No. 33 was able to have one of the most impactful rookie seasons in recent Chargers history.

Chargers ESPY Award: Best Game

Nominees: Win in Kansas City, Win in Pittsburgh, Win in Baltimore, Win in Seattle

Winner: Chargers win in Kansas City

Again, this was the obvious choice.

https://twitter.com/NFL/status/1073431911928754176

The Chargers featured another three victories that may have been the game of the year in any other season. The wins in Pittsburgh, Seattle, and Baltimore were all significant historical moments for the franchise, but none could top how important this game was to the Chargers and their fans.

Chargers ESPY Award: Best NFL Player

Nominees: Philip Rivers, Joey Bosa, Derwin James, Keenan Allen

Winner: Philip Rivers

He threw three touchdowns. And only FOUR incompletions.@Chargers QB Philip Rivers in Week 2: ⚡⚡⚡ #LACvsBUF #FightForEachOther pic.twitter.com/bZo2Hlj7NR

— NFL (@NFL) September 17, 2018

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Philip Rivers turned in one of the best seasons of his entire career, leading the franchise to a fantastic 12-4 record in 2018. As a leader, Rivers helped his team overcome deficits in Pittsburgh and Kansas City, two of the most difficult games of last season. Whether it be in Baltimore, Seattle, or even London, No. 17 found ways to help his team win by becoming a more efficient passer in a powerful offense. If not for a disastrous performance by his offensive line in the Divisional Round, Rivers may have finally reached the Super Bowl for the first time in his career. Fans can only hope he gets a similar shot this season.

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