Philip Rivers’ tenure with the LA Chargers is over as he agreed to a one-year, $25 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts, joining some other all-time greats in leaving the Chargers.
Philip Rivers may go down as the greatest Charger of all-time, at least, the greatest offensive Chargers of all-time. While there have been some legends to play for the franchise, Rivers is the team’s all-time leader in Approximate Value, holds all of the team’s quarterback records and statistically, is a top-10 quarterback of all-time.
Fans of the LA Chargers are now hoping to see him succeed in Indianapolis, where he signed a one-year, $25 million contract. How he plays in 2020 will probably dictate how long his career lasts with the only thing that is certain being that it won’t end with the Chargers.
Rivers is not the first all-time great to leave the Chargers in the later stages of his career. There have been some notable names in the franchise’s history that have left the Chargers, some finding success, some not so much.
Not everyone will be a Dan Fouts or Antonio Gates and play their entire career with the Chargers. Heck, even Tom Brady just left the New England Patriots for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. If I said that would happen a year ago you would have called me crazy.
Taking some inspiration from our FanSided sister site, The Viking Age, we decided to break down the three greatest Chargers that finished their career with another team.