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LA Chargers: Four greatest one-year wonders in franchise history

OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 15: Tre Boston #33 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts to a play against the Oakland Raiders during their NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 15, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 15: Tre Boston #33 of the Los Angeles Chargers reacts to a play against the Oakland Raiders during their NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on October 15, 2017 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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2. David Boston (2003)

I guess there is something about players with the last name Boston that come to the LA Chargers and have just one solid season with the Bolts before leaving.

Fourteen years before Tre Boston was a Charger, David Boston was a solid wide receiver for the Chargers and wound up being Drew Brees’ primary target that season as Boston led the Bolts in receiving yards and was second in team in receptions behind LT.

Boston played four years with the Arizona Cardinals before joining the Chargers and the expectations were relatively high among his revival. In Arizona, Boston had two elite seasons of over 1,100 yards and was an All-Pro in 2001 with 98 receptions, 1,598 receiving yards and eight touchdowns.

This led to Boston signing a lucrative seven-year contract with the Chargers, which will go down as one of the worst contracts that the team has signed in team history.

He was good in his one year in San Diego. He had 70 receptions for 880 receiving yards and seven touchdowns, he just never played on the Chargers after that lone season.

The Chargers traded Boston to the Miami Dolphins after the 2003 season for a late-round draft pick because of his lockerroom attitude. He missed the entire 2004 season with the Dolphins because of a knee injury and played just five games the following year and had four receptions. He served a four-game suspension because of a positive steroid test.

So while he is recognized as the second-best one-year wonder in team history, because of the numbers he put up, he ironically is still one of the worst free-agent signings in team history as well.

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