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Old 07-03-2017, 07:08 AM
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Default ESPN and fans rank the Chargers' all-time best QBs

ESPN has ranked each team's all-time best QBs using both their NFL Nation team reporters and a fan vote. The results for the Chargers are here:

http://www.espn.com/sportsnation/sto...argers-history

The list for all the other teams is here:

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/1...s-all-32-teams

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NFL Nation ranking:

1. Philip Rivers
2. Dan Fouts
3. John Hadl
4. Drew Brees
5. Stan Humphries

Rivers is the organization's career passing leader and face of the franchise as the Chargers transition to Los Angeles. A six-time Pro Bowler, Rivers should be in the conversation for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame once his NFL career is over. Already in the Hall of Fame, Fouts was the director of "Air Coryell" during the 1970s and '80s, and still holds the franchise's single-season passing record (4,802 yards). A two-time Pro Bowler and four-time AFL All-Star, Hadl was a member of the franchise's only championship team; the Bolts won the AFL title in 1963. Brees started his NFL career in San Diego, playing for the Chargers for five seasons. He helped lead the team to the playoffs in 2004 and will be in the Hall of Fame once his playing career is over with the New Orleans Saints, with whom he won a Super Bowl. Humphries helped direct the Chargers to the team's only Super Bowl appearance after the 1994 regular season. --Eric D. Williams
The fan vote went:

1. Philip Rivers
2. Dan Fouts
3. Drew Brees
4. Stan Humphries
5. John Hadl
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Old 07-03-2017, 08:39 AM
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Choosing Fouts or Rivers is tough for me, I really enjoyed watching Dan play. I'll take Rivers though. IMO he's done more with less at WR.
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Hadl to Alworth was so artistic.
Just a beautiful thing to behold.
John executing Sid Gilman's offense.
Putting the ball up high.
Bambi, with his superior athleticism.
Going up and getting the ball.
WOW.
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Old 07-03-2017, 09:22 AM
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Hadl to Alworth was so artistic.
Just a beautiful thing to behold.
John executing Sid Gilman's offense.
Putting the ball up high.
Bambi, with his superior athleticism.
Going up and getting the ball.
WOW.
Bambi was a legendary all-time HOF great and did it playing against VERY physical coverage. Very awesome.
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Guess you guys never heard of a guy named johnny u?

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Guess you guys never heard of a guy named johnny u?

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Loved the guy! He's on my short list for best in NFL history. He was old & tired when he came to SD as a mentor for Fouts.
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Loved the guy! He's on my short list for best in NFL history. He was old & tired when he came to SD as a mentor for Fouts.
And the nerves in his passing arm and elbow were shot, which resulted in him only having limited use of his right hand in retirement (he had to strap a pen into his right hand and move his arm to sign autographs as time went on).

Unitas later admitted that he came to SD for one last chance at the money (remember, NFL players had off-season jobs during that time), but the huge positive for the Chargers organization was that the best all-time QB in NFL history (IMHO) got to mentor a young Daniel Fouts for a season.
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Guess you guys never heard of a guy named johnny u?

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Happy 3rd all!
An Alworth type catch on your part. Well done.
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And the nerves in his passing arm and elbow were shot, which resulted in him only having limited use of his right hand in retirement (he had to strap a pen into his right hand and move his arm to sign autographs as time went on).

Unitas later admitted that he came to SD for one last chance at the money (remember, NFL players had off-season jobs during that time), but the huge positive for the Chargers organization was that the best all-time QB in NFL history (IMHO) got to mentor a young Daniel Fouts for a season.
Tom Brady mentored Fouts ? Never knew that.
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Guess you guys never heard of a guy named johnny u?

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Happy 3rd all!
I think Unitas was the best ever. I know that time passes and others come along and thrill us with their play. (Montana and Brady) They set records and win Super Bowls. But I remember Johnny leading his team like a drill Sargent leading his recruits - and he lead them to victory after victory.

But, he sure doesn't belong on a list of all time great Charger QB's because he was DONE by the time he signed with the Bolts. If we want to consider one season QB's - how about Tobin Rote? He led the Bolts to their only championship.

I think the NFL Nation rankings got it right.
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