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Los Angeles Chargers All-Decade Team: The offense

CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 01: Philip Rivers #17 talks with Antonio Gates #85 of the Los Angeles Chargers over a broken play during the first half of a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at StubHub Center on October 1, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - OCTOBER 01: Philip Rivers #17 talks with Antonio Gates #85 of the Los Angeles Chargers over a broken play during the first half of a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at StubHub Center on October 1, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers

The NFL recently released its All-Decade Team for the 2010s and there were two former Los Angeles Chargers on the team — Eric Weddle and Darren Sproles — with one current Charger that has not yet taken a snap for the team in Chris Harris.

While the Chargers may have had a particularly underwhelming showing in the All-Decade team, especially considering one of the former Chargers, Sproles, only played one year in LA, the team has still had some very high-quality players over the last decade.

Thus, we decided to build our own Los Angeles Chargers All-Decade Team, splitting the honors up into two separate articles: one for offense, and one for defense.

Los Angeles Chargers All-Decade quarterback: Philip Rivers

  • Honorable mentions: N/A

I mean, we kind of just have to get this one out of the way as it is an utter and complete formality. Philip Rivers was literally the only quarterback to start a game for the Los Angeles Chargers in the 2010s as he did not miss a single start since taking over starting duties in 2006.

Rivers is the greatest quarterback in team history but with a new decade comes change for the Chargers, as Rivers is now the starting quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts, at least for one season. Right now, the Chargers are slated to start Tyrod Taylor, but that could change depending on who the team drafts.

Rivers was a Pro Bowler six times in the decade and had a 65.2 completion percentage with 44,320 passing yards, 291 touchdowns and 153 interceptions. Rivers was one of the best quarterbacks of the decade, and while his interceptions weigh him down, he is undoubtedly a Hall of Famer.

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