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Members of LA Chargers roster that could make Chargers Hall of Fame

SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 22: A banner of former NFL Player LaDanian Tomlinson was raised after he had his number retired by the San Diego Chargers during halftime of a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium on November 22, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 22: A banner of former NFL Player LaDanian Tomlinson was raised after he had his number retired by the San Diego Chargers during halftime of a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Qualcomm Stadium on November 22, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

How many current members of the LA Chargers roster have a chance to be in the Chargers Hall of Fame?

Like most professional sports teams, the LA Chargers have honored some of the best players in franchise history by inducting them into the Chargers Hall of Fame. It might not be in Canton, Ohio, but the members of the Chargers Hall of Fame are legendary to the Chargers.

In chronological order from when they were inducted, the members of the Chargers Hall of Fame are: Lance Alworth, Ron Mix, Sid Gillman, Dan Fouts, Kellen Winslow, Charlie Joiner, Fred Dean, Junior Seau, LaDainian Tomlinson and Bobby Beathard.

Gillman coached the Chargers from their inaugural season in 1960 until 1971 and Beathard was the general manager of the team from 1990 until 2000. The rest of the inductees are players.

There are two more shoo-ins for the Chargers Hall of Fame that will soon be inducted. Antonio Gates, otherwise known as one of the greatest tight ends in NFL history, is a first-ballot Hall of Famer and will be immortalized in the Chargers Hall of Fame with his number retired.

Once Philip Rivers hangs it up (which could be after the 2020 season), he is going to be on a fast track to being in the Chargers Hall of Fame. He is the greatest quarterback in team history and also deserves to be immortalized in Canton.

In terms of current players, there are only two that jump off the page as potential members of the Chargers Hall of Fame. You have to not only be great, but play for quite some time on the Chargers and right now, not a single player would earn the honor if their Charger careers ended today.

However, there are two players that, with one more contract with the team, will have likely done enough to earn this prestigious honor.

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