Los Angeles Chargers 2010s All-Decade Team
Chargers All-Decade Team: Defensive line
Naming the team’s defensive like was tricky as the team has employed a 3-4 defense for so long. But for this list, I am including two defensive ends and two defensive tackles.
Defensive end: Melvin Ingram (2012-present)
Ingram has played linebacker and defensive end for the team this decade but in each role, he’s been a threat to get to the quarterback. He currently ranks fourth on the team’s all-time sacks list.
Defensive end: Joey Bosa (2016-present)
Bosa’s career is still young, but he’s probably the best overall player on the current roster. He already has 40 sacks in his career and that comes with missing 13 career games. He has a chance to be one of the best defensive players in team history.
Defensive tackle: Corey Liuget (2011-2018)
Liuget was a first-round pick in 2011 and registered 274 tackles in eight seasons with the team, where he also played defensive end. He also had 24 sacks and six forced fumbles. Though he never lived up to his first-round billing, Liuget was a warrior on the field, playing in 108 games for the team.
Defensive tackle: Brandon Mebane (2016-present)
For all of the 2010s, the Chargers tried to replace Jamal Williams, the team’s stud defensive tackle from 1998-2009. The fact that Mebane is probably the closest they came to doing it shows you how hard that task was. Mebane makes the list because he’s managed to hold onto the position for four seasons.