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LA Chargers: 5 best defensive players who were never Pro Bowlers

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 23: Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets has a pass broken up by Quentin Jammer #23 of the San Diego Chargers at MetLife Stadium on October 23, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 23: Santonio Holmes #10 of the New York Jets has a pass broken up by Quentin Jammer #23 of the San Diego Chargers at MetLife Stadium on October 23, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Best LA Chargers to never make the Pro Bowl: 2. Quentin Jammer

Quentin Jammer may not have lived up to the hype that was around him as the fifth overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft but he still became an anchor of the Chargers’ defense for many years and was always the consistent member of the defense. He put together a great Chargers career, even if he never took his game to the next level.

Jammer was a cornerback for the Chargers for 11 years from 2002 to 2012 and like others on this list, was a beacon of consistency for the team. Jammer missed a total of four games in his career with the Chargers and of his 172 total games with the Bolts, he started 161.

Jammer has the second-most games played in Chargers’ history, only behind Junior Seau.

Jammer was never an interception machine. Despite having the second-most games played in Chargers’ history, Jammer only hauled in 21 interceptions with his career-high in a single season being four. He only ranks fourth in franchise history in interceptions, even trailing Mike Williams.

However, he made that up and was always swatting away passes. Jammer finished his career with the Chargers with 138 passes defended, which is the most all-time and is 68 more than the next best player, Eric Weddle.

Jammer had the fifth-most passes defended from 2002 to 2012, trailing just Ronde Barber, Sheldon Brown, Champ Bailey and Asante Samuel.

Jammer finished his career with the eighth-most AV among defensive players in Chargers’ history. One player in the top-seven also was never a Pro Bowler.

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