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Chargers by the (Jersey) Numbers: #89

Player Position
Anthony Allen WR
David Boston WR
Reg Carolan TE
Ron Carpenter LB
Chris Chambers WR
Darren Flutie WR
Art Gob LB
Frank Hartley TE
Nate Jacquet WR
Ryan Krause WR
John Mackey TE
Ron McCall LB
Dwight McDonald WR
Shannon Mitchell TE
Wayne Stewart TE
Art Strozier TE
Derrick Walker TE

Sometimes, these are easy.

The Winner

Wes Chandler – WR

One could argue that Chandler may be worthy of winning the #89 Golden Jersey for the New Orleans Saints (although that would require me knowing anyone else who has worn #89 for the Saints). Chandler had two 1000-yard seasons for the Saints, and even went to one Pro Bowl before being traded to the Chargers four games into the ’81 season.

Chandler brought with him incredible athleticism, great hands, a keen understanding of the offensive system, and an uncanny ability at allowing Charger fans to forget about an ugly set of circumstances. In all, he amassed two 1000-yard seasons for the Bolts, and made three Pro Bowl appearances. Oh, and he occasionally threw in a big punt return.

Chandler was not a first-run Coryellian, but he artfully showed that properly athletic players could adapt and learn, and that as a system, Air Coryell could fly well beyond the limits of San Diego.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Bolts From The Blue community and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Bolts From The Blue editors or SB Nation.

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