Chargers All-Time Lists

Los Angeles Chargers 2010s All-Decade Team

SAN DIEGO - OCTOBER 31: Tight end Antonio Gates #85 of the San Diego Chargers celebrates a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the game at Qualcomm Stadium on October 31, 2010 in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Titans 33-25. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO - OCTOBER 31: Tight end Antonio Gates #85 of the San Diego Chargers celebrates a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the game at Qualcomm Stadium on October 31, 2010 in San Diego, California. The Chargers defeated the Titans 33-25. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 13: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts during the fourth quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019, in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 13: Philip Rivers #17 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts during the fourth quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019, in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Chargers All-Decade Team: Quarterback and running backs

Quarterback: Philip Rivers (2010-present)

This is an obvious choice, as Rivers has started at quarterback in every single game during the decade. During that time, he has been selected to five Pro Bowls, led the league in passing yards in 2010 and completion percentage in 2013. In 2013, he was also named the league’s Comeback Player of the Year.

If you had to name the best player for the Chargers this decade, Rivers should be the only player receiving any votes.

Running back: Melvin Gordon (2015-present)

Gordon has been the best running back this decade, but it was close. The holdout he staged this season almost knocked him out of this spot as well. Ryan Mathews would be a good choice as well.

Gordon only has 133 more rushing yards than Mathews did with the team but he has scored 35 touchdowns compared to Mathews’ 23. Gordon was also selected to two Pro Bowls, which helped him get the nod here, barely.

Fullback: Derek Watt (2016-present)

For teams that use the fullback position, it can be a nice chess piece in an offensive gameplan. Mostly used as a blocker, Watt does what is asked of him on a consistent basis. He is also a terrific special teams player.

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