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Chargers major stat leaders of the decade

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With the decade wrapping up this weekend, we thought it was a good time to reflect back on who has led the Chargers in the major statistical categories since the 2010 season.

Passing Yards

Philip Rivers (2010-2019): 44,039 yards

Given that he has started ever single game for the entire 10 years, Rivers is the most obvious leader. The only other Chargers players to complete more than one pass are Kellen Clemens (12) and Tyrod Taylor (4). Punter Mike Scifres is actually 4th in passing yards thanks to one 28-yard pass.

Rushing Yards

Melvin Gordon (2015-2019): 4,1494 yards

The former Wisconsin Badger edges Ryan Mathews by 133 yards thanks carrying the ball 122 more times. Interestingly, Austin Ekeler is 3rd on the list. And because I’m sure you’re curious, Rivers is 10th.

Receiving Yards

Keenan Allen (2013-2019): 6,323 yards

He had some competition from #85, but Allen eclipses the future Hall of Fame tight end by 705 yards despite playing in 42 fewer games.

Touchdowns

Antonio Gates (2010-2018): 57 touchdowns

This category feels almost as obvious as Rivers being the passing leader. Antonio Gates easily leads all Chargers in touchdowns.

Tackles

Eric Weddle (2010-2015): 585

The best safety in franchise has 200 more tackles than the #2 guy on the list, linebacker Donald Butler.

Sacks

Melvin Ingram (2012-2019): 49.0

Few players have played in as many games as Ingram has this decade, and fewer still have been such capable pass rushers. That said, had Bosa been healthier, he might have caught him. In 55 fewer games played, Bosa came up only 9 sacks short of the team lead.

Interceptions

Eric Weddle (2010-2015)

The only player to lead the way in multiple categories, Weddle was nearly equaled by outstanding cornerback, Casey Hayward who finished 2 behind him while playing in 30 fewer games.