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The Best Los Angeles Chargers Quarterbacks of All Time

Updated February 11, 2020 3.6k votes 682 voters 16.1k views41 items

Big fan of Los Angeles football? Then check out this list of Los Angeles Chargers quarterbacks with photos! It includes every starting quarterback from throughout San Diego Chargers history, including current quarterbacks and past ones. This roster contains many American football greats, players in the game with the highest ratings in the NFL. The QB is the leader of the offensive team, the one who often calls the plays. Although most teams use an offensive coordinator now, QBs still need to know the intricacies of the rules for trick plays and tactics. Vigorous training is a must-- and don't forget that a quarterback is only as good as his receivers.

Who are the best quarterbacks in Los Angeles Chargers history (and San Diego)? Here is every athlete who's ever held the illustrious position of Los Angeles Chargers quarterback.

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    Dan Fouts
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    Chargers career: 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1973

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    Philip Rivers

    Chargers career: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

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    Drew Brees

    Chargers career: 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002

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    Stan Humphries

    Chargers career: 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992

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    John Hadl

    Chargers career: 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, 1967, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1962

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    Doug Flutie

    Chargers career: 2004, 2003, 2001

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    Johnny Unitas

    Chargers career: 1973

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    Jack Kemp

    Chargers career: 1962, 1961, 1960

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    Bob Clatterbuck
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    Bob Clatterbuck

    Chargers career: 1960

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    Clint Longley

    Chargers career: 1976

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    Jim Harbaugh

    Chargers career: 2000, 1999

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    Jim McMahon

    Chargers career: 1989

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    Steve Tensi

    Chargers career: 1966

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    John Friesz
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    John Friesz

    Chargers career: 1993

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    Virgil Carter

    Chargers career: 1975

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    Kellen Clemens

    Chargers career: 2017

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    Jim Everett

    Chargers career: 1997

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    Tobin Rote

    Chargers career: 1964, 1963

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    Tom Flick
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    Tom Flick

    Chargers career: 1986

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    Jesse Freitas

    Chargers career: 1975, 1974

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    Dick Wood

    Chargers career: 1962

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    Craig Whelihan

    Chargers career: 1998, 1997

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    Mark Herrmann
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    Mark Herrmann

    Chargers career: 1987, 1986, 1985

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    James Harris

    Chargers career: 1978, 1977

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    Bob Gagliano

    Chargers career: 1992