Los Angeles Chargers All-Decade Team: The offense
By Jason Reed
Los Angeles Chargers All-Decade offensive line:
Left tackle: King Dunlap
King Dunlap is a monster among men and while his tenure with the Chargers was not that long, he was a solid left tackle in his time with the team and did a serviceable job in protecting Philip Rivers.
Unfortunately, just doing a serviceable job is enough to win you the All-Decade nod for the Chargers, but we cannot complain about Dunlap’s production at left tackle.
Dunlap was the starting left tackle for four seasons, but unfortunately, he could not stay healthy as he missed 18 total games in the four years.
Left guard: Kris Dielman
Kris Dielman’s best years with the Chargers came before the decade. In fact, he only played until 2011, so his inclusion on this list might seem strange.
The Chargers have been so bad in the O-line that there is not a single person that you could justify getting the spot over Dielman, especially considering he had a Pro Bowl season in 2010.
Center: Nick Hardwick
Nick Hardwick is the best center in Chargers’ history. He was the team’s starting center from 2004 until 2014 and despite playing for less than half of the decade, he had the highest Approximate Value on Pro Football Reference.
Right guard: D.J. Fluker
D.J. Fluker is another player who had a short tenure with the Los Angeles Chargers but he was pretty dang good when he was with the team. He had four solid years starting on the offensive line, beginning as a tackle and eventually moving to guard.
Right tackle: Jeromey Clary
Clary ranked second on that Approximate Value list for the Chargers in the decade and his prime intertwined directly with the start of the decade. He was an above-average tackle for the Chargers in the late-2000s early-2010s and is by far the best right tackle of the decade.