Los Angeles Chargers 2010s All-Decade Team
Chargers All-Decade Team: Offensive line
Here’s where things get difficult. The Chargers are often accused of having a poor offensive line so choosing the best at each position wasn’t easy.
Right tackle: Joe Barksdale (2015-2018)
Barksdale’s tenure with the team didn’t end on the best of terms. After all, he was replaced in the starting lineup by Sam Tevi. But he still made 43 starts in four seasons with the team and held his own during the best parts of his career.
Left tackle: Russell Okung (2017-present)
Keep in mind that there weren’t great options at the left tackle position for the team. This spot still almost went to King Dunlap due to Okung’s injury issues this season and short tenure with the team. But he did make the Pro Bowl in 2017 and that was the deciding factor.
Guard: Kris Dielman (2010-2011)
Dielman was a solid part of the team’s offensive line in the decade prior to this one, but still played two good years with the team before retiring in 2011. He also made the Pro Bowl in 2010 and he was better than just about every guard the team has had in this decade, even if he only played two years in it.
Guard: Jeromey Clary (2010-2014)
Clary was never spectacular and never made the Pro Bowl, but he was consistent and played his entire career with the Chargers after being selected in the sixth round out of Kansas State in 2006.
Center: Nick Hardwick (2010-2014)
Like Clary, Hardwick was just a consistent contributor along the offensive line and the ultimate teammate. The inclusion of guys like Hardwick, Clary and Dielman also shows that the team’s offensive line hasn’t always been bad.
Most any Chargers fan would gladly take those three players back if they could go back in time.