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LA Chargers: 5 best skill position players who were never Pro Bowlers

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 1: running back Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers cuts to elude linebacker Alexander Johnson #45 of the Denver Broncos during the third quarter at Empower Field at Mile High on December 1, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chargers 23-20. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 1: running back Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers cuts to elude linebacker Alexander Johnson #45 of the Denver Broncos during the third quarter at Empower Field at Mile High on December 1, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chargers 23-20. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Not every LA Chargers great has made the Pro Bowl.

The LA Chargers have some really notable former Pro Bowlers in franchise history. They have a top-10 quarterback all-time in Philip Rivers, a top-five running back all-time in LaDainian Tomlinson and a top-three tight end all-time in Antonio Gates.

The list of memorable Pro Bowlers goes on and on, especially on the offensive side of the football. However, not every great player that has worn the powder blue got the Pro Bowl nod that they deserved, despite being a well-above-average player.

We have picked out the five best skill position players in LA Chargers history that did not earn a single Pro Bowl honor, when they probably should have.

Best LA Chargers to never make the Pro Bowl: 5. Austin Ekeler

This one might seem a bit cheating as Austin Ekeler is a current player on the LA Chargers and he has plenty of time to become a Pro Bowler, especially after signing a new four-year extension with the team this offseason.

However, it is just hard to ignore what Ekeler has done this early in his career despite not even being the featured back yet. Ekeler is already 23rd all-time in yards from scrimmage in franchise history in three seasons.

Even more impressive, he is already seventh in franchise history in receiving yards by a running back. He had one of just three 900-receiving yard seasons since 2000 last season and should have already been named a Pro Bowler because of his dual-threat capabilities.

We had to give the nod to Ekeler at number five. He has already earned it in just three seasons of work. The reason he is five is that he still has several more years to get off this list.

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