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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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CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Tight end Antonio Gates #85 of the Los Angeles Chargers scores a touchdown at StubHub Center on September 30, 2018, in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Tight end Antonio Gates #85 of the Los Angeles Chargers scores a touchdown at StubHub Center on September 30, 2018, in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Chargers All-Decade Team: Wide receivers and tight end

Wide receivers: Keenan Allen (2013-present)

Wide receiver: Malcom Floyd (2010-2015)

Allen is a no-brainer choice here as he has all the ability to finish his career as the best receiver in franchise history. As a third-round pick in 2013, Allen currently has 515 career receptions for 6,323 yards and 33 touchdowns.

He ranks toward the top of the team’s all-time record books in each category.

Floyd was one of the most popular players in team history but he was also quite good. Undrafted out of Wyoming in 2004, Floyd finished his career with 321 catches for 5,550 yards and 34 touchdowns. He was a trusted target for Rivers for many seasons.

Tight end: Antonio Gates (2010-2018)

Gates may have been left off the NFL 100 team but there’s no way he’s getting left off of this one. He was far and away the best tight end the Chargers had this decade. In his nine seasons this decade, Gates caught 476 passes for 5,618 yards and 57 touchdowns.

During that time, he became the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdown receptions by a tight end, knocking the great Tony Gonzalez from that perch.

Gates is one of the best players in team history and for my money, was way better than Kellen Winslow, who did make the NFL 100 team.

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