2. Junior Seau
- Three seasons with the Miami Dolphins, four seasons with the New England Patriots
If Philip Rivers is not the greatest Charger of all-time then it is undoubtedly Junior Seau, who is the best defensive player in franchise history and is one of the most influential players in NFL history. No Charger in history has dominated the defensive side of the ball like Seau, who was one of the best defensive players of the 90s.
Seau was with the Chargers for 13 seasons after being drafted with the fifth-overall pick in the 1990 NFL Draft. The Oceanside native was staying home in Southern California and became the face of the team during the team’s only Super Bowl run.
Seau was a Pro Bowler in every season from 1991 to 2002 and was an All-Pro six times. His last Pro Bowl season in 2002 was his last season with the Chargers.
Thirteen years is already a lengthy NFL career but Seau had much more in the tank, playing three seasons with the Miami Dolphins and four with the New England Patriots. Seau’s first season in Miami was a success as he was still well above average but he only played a combined 15 games in his final two seasons with the Dolphins.
Seau’s tenure in New England was not all that memorable as he was an impact player in his first year as a rotational backer but did not play much in years two and three. Most importantly, like LT, Charger fans had something to root for if the Patriots went 19-0 in 2007 as Seau would have gotten a much-deserved Super Bowl ring.