Greatest one-hit wonders in Chargers history: 3. Desmond King
The most recent one-hit wonder on this list, Desmond King has one of the most forgotten-about All-Pro seasons in recent league history. Chargers fans certainly have not forgotten about King's All-Pro season but it is not remembered in the grand scope of the NFL.
King's All-Pro season came in 2018 and was the same year in which his teammates Adrian Phillips and Derwin James were also named All-Pros (with Phillips' honor coming in special teams). King earned the honor with his versatility and strong play in the slot as he and Kareem Jackson were essentially the "extra" defensive backs that earned the nod.
It appeared as if this secondary was going to dominate the league for several more years with James being a rookie, King being young and Casey Hayward Jr. also playing at an elite level. However, James got hurt, Hayward regressed, Phillips left and King was never the same.
King took a step back in the 2019 season and by the time the 2020 season rolled around every fan was looking toward the end of his tenure. Issues behind the scenes hampered his playing time which led the former All-Pro to take to social media to air out his complaints. Shortly thereafter he was traded to the Tennessee Titans.
King has turned in two solid seasons for the Houston Texans but he may never regain his All-Pro form again. He certainly didn't for the Chargers.