San Diego has had a lot of greats throughout its history. From Dan Fouts helming the "air Coryell era" to Junior Seau leading the charge of a surprise super-bowl appearance.
Bleacher Report has sent out a memo asking featured columnists to compile a piece representing the "top 50 players of all time" for each columnist’s respective team.
Rather than purely cobbling together my own stance on the subject, in which age would probably bias the piece around the super-bowl era onward, I would like to ask for the help and input of all you Charger fans out there.
The top names (Tomlinson, Seau, Fouts, Winslow, O’Neal) are fairly easy to decide upon, but the deeper down the list goes, the more I am interested in just who you think makes the list and why.
Does Dennis Gibson get in for that batted down pass? Should Natrone Means enter into the equation for his brief flash of success? Where do the unheralded members of the kicking unit like Rolf Benirschke, John Carney, and even Darren Bennett fit into the equation?
Do you feel coaches like Don Coryell and Bobby Ross should qualify, should this be restricted to players on the field?
These questions and more are what I am asking all of you. You can either comment here, message my profile directly, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to any and all responses you have. Let’s make this a collaborative effort that is representative of the San Diego Chargers community as a whole, as well as the best "top 50" piece of any team this offseason.