Chargers All-Decade Team: Cornerbacks and safeties
Cornerback: Casey Hayward (2016-present)
Hayward has been one of the best free-agent finds in the tenure of general manager Tom Telesco as he has been a true shutdown corner for the team. Hayward made consecutive Pro Bowls in 2016 and 2017 and led the league with seven interceptions in 2016.
He has 13 picks in three seasons with the team.
Cornerback: Quentin Jammer (2010-2012)
Though Jammer never made a Pro Bowl, he was a solid corner for the team for many years, carrying over into this decade.
During the three years he was with the team in the 2010s, he played in all but one game and had five interceptions (one he returned for a touchdown) and 28 pass deflections.
Free safety: Eric Weddle (2010-2015)
It was an incredibly easy decision to have Weddle on this list as he might be the best free safety in team history, let alone the past decade. Though his time with the team came to an unceremonious end, what he did during his time there can’t be ignored.
He led the NFL with seven interceptions in 2011 and made the Pro Bowl in 2011, 2013 and 2014. He was selected as a First-Team All-Pro in 2011 and 2014 as well.
Weddle was one of the best defensive players the team ever had and it’s too bad he wasn’t able to finish his career with the team.
Strong safety: Jahleel Addae (2013-2018)
This was another case of not really having a better option, but before fans were happy to see Addae released, he did play some pretty good games for the team.
He was with the team for six years and put out some heavy hits while trying to serve as an enforcer in the secondary. It wasn’t until the team’s defensive scheme changed so much that it started to expose Addae’s weaknesses, making him look lost at times.
He played in 80 games with the team, starting 59 of those. He finished his time with the Chargers with 382 tackles, two interceptions (one of which he returned 90 yards for a touchdown) and 4.5 sacks.