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The Most Successful Ex-Chargers

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Vote on the biggest mistakes player management wise Spanos/AJ have made. Players that Spanos and AJ let walk out the door.. to go on to be elite talent.
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    Drew Christopher Brees (; born January 15, 1979) is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). After a successful college football career at Purdue University, he was chosen by the San Diego Chargers with the first pick in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He left college as one of the most decorated players in Purdue and Big Ten Conference history, establishing two NCAA records, 13 Big Ten Conference records, and 19 Purdue University records. As of 2018, he remains the Big Ten record-holder in several passing categories, including completions (1,026), attempts (1,678), and yards (11,792). For his many career accomplishments and...  more
    • Position: Quarterback
    • Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America
    • Age: 41
    • Teams: New Orleans Saints
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    Wesley Carter Welker (born May 1, 1981) is a former American football wide receiver who is currently an assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Texas Tech Red Raiders and was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2004. Welker went on to also play for the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, and St. Louis Rams. Despite being undrafted, Welker had a successful career. Only one player in NFL history, Gale Sayers, had more all-purpose yards in his first three NFL seasons than Welker did with the Dolphins; Welker holds the Dolphins' all-time records for total kickoff returns,...  more
    • Position: Wide receiver
    • Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
    • Age: 39
    • Teams: Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers, Texas Tech Red Raiders football
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    Darren Lee Sproles (born June 20, 1983) is an American football player who is a running back and return specialist for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Kansas State, where he is the all-time leading rusher, and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. Sproles was named as a kick returner on the Chargers 50th Anniversary Team. He joined the New Orleans Saints in free agency before the 2011 season, and broke the NFL record for most single-season all-purpose yardage the same year, with 2,696 yards. During that season, he set career highs with 603 yards rushing (6.9 yards per carry) and 710...  more
    • Position: Running back, Return specialist
    • Birthplace: Waterloo, Iowa
    • Age: 37
    • Teams: Philadelphia Eagles
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  • Rodney Scott Harrison (born December 15, 1971) is an American former professional football player in the National Football League (NFL). Harrison played strong safety for the San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots. He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and winner of two Super Bowl rings. During his career, Harrison set and still holds the record for sacks by a defensive back, as well as becoming the first NFL player with 30 sacks and 30 interceptions. He currently serves as a commentator for Sunday Night Football on NBC....  more
    • Position: Safety, Defensive back
    • Birthplace: Markham, Illinois
    • Age: 47
    • Teams: New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers, Western Illinois Leathernecks football
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