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Los Angeles Chargers: All-Decade defensive team

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 27: Joey Bosa #99 of the San Diego Chargers celebrates with Melvin Ingram #54 after a sack against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on November 27, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 27: Joey Bosa #99 of the San Diego Chargers celebrates with Melvin Ingram #54 after a sack against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on November 27, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers
(Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images) – Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Chargers All-Decade defense, the cornerbacks:

CB1: Casey Hayward (2016-2019)

There is no debate that Casey Hayward is the best cornerback on the Los Angeles Chargers not only now, but for the entire decade. Hayward was a diamond in the rough finding by the Chargers and in four seasons he is heads and shoulders above any other cornerback that has played this decade.

He has the most interceptions, most games played, most pass deflections and the highest AV of any corner to suit up for the Bolts. He also is the only cornerback to be a Pro Bowler more than once, with the only other Pro Bowler being Jason Verrett.

Hayward never got the role he deserved in Green Bay and his first two seasons with the Chargers were fantastic. And while he has not been as good in the last two years, he is still the team’s best corner of the decade and will add to his Charger legacy in 2020.

CB2: Quentin Jammer (2010-2012)

This shows how the Chargers have not been able to sustain consistency in the secondary. While the team has had many talented cornerbacks come through this decade, nobody has really stuck, thus, someone who only played three years in the decade and hasn’t played since 2012 makes the cut.

Jammer is one of the most overlooked players in Chargers’ history and he was his usual beacon of consistency in LA. He has the second-most starts for the Chargers in the decade with only three seasons and hauled in five interceptions in those three seasons.

This was Verrett’s spot for the taking but he could never stay healthy. Thus, it goes to the team’s first-round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.

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