LA Chargers countdown to 2020: Best number 92 in team history

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There are 92 days until we see the LA Chargers back in action in Week 1.

Counting today, we are officially 92 days away from the LA Chargers kicking off their 2020 season against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1.

To countdown the 2020 season, we have been naming the best player in team history that wore the number that corresponds with the number of days remaining until Week 1. So far, no current Chargers have been named the best of their respective numbers.

That streak will continue with number 92 as well, as undrafted free agent Joe Gaziano is listed as the current number 92.

The best number 92 in team history is someone who played for the Chargers 30 seasons ago.

The greatest number 92 in LA Chargers’ history: Burt Grossman

Burt Grossman played on the Chargers for five seasons from 1989 to 1993 and was a reliable and consistent contributor on the defensive side of the ball in all five seasons. However, he never really lived up the hype of being the eighth overall pick in the 1989 NFL Draft.

Grossman recorded a combined 38 sacks in his five seasons with the Bolts, recording a combined 20 sacks in his first two seasons alone. He also recorded a fair number of tackles for a defensive end as well, recording 255 total tackles in his five seasons.

Grossman was 24th in the league in total sacks in his first four seasons with the Chargers and 38th among defensive lineman in total tackles.

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Grossman also is a franchise leader for the Chargers. He is the only player in franchise history to record multiple safeties, recording three total safeties in his five seasons with the Bolts. He recorded one in 1990 and two in 1992. He is one of just 18 players to have two safeties in a single season.

While Grossman was solid, he did flair out rather quickly but is still heads and shoulders above any other Charger player that has worn the number 92. The next best player would probably be Brandon Mebane, who is a recent name that fans definitely know but did not put together enough of a career with the Chargers to warrant the honor.

Mebane was very talented but the Chargers got him later in his career. He absolutely had a better overall career than Burt Grossman had but his best years were with the Seattle Seahawks. In terms of numbers with the Chargers, Grossman gets the nod.

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Grossman is still involved in the San Diego football scene as he is the head coach of the San Diego Strike Force of the Indoor Football League.