We’ve got two more days of theme week left here at SB Nation and for those of you who don’t recall, this week’s theme is “Jerseys.”
Now today, I want to know about your unfortunate experiences with purchasing a Chargers jersey. Plenty of other teams have had much worse luck when it comes to this scenario, especially the Cleveland Browns and the Miami Dolphins who have both gone through an unfathomable amount of quarterbacks in the last two decades. If you haven’t seen videos of Dolphins fans going through their entire closet of jerseys only to realize they all lasted less than a few seasons, you should go ahead and search for them.
In that spirit, I want to know what jersey you bought, in good faith, only to realize a couple years later that it probably wasn’t the best idea in hindsight. Which jersey did you really only get one or two good seasons out of?
I’ve only been buying jerseys for the last four or five years, but I have to go with Melvin Gordon’s. I even waited two years into his career to make sure he was going to be fun and exciting to watch which, in turn, means he was likely going to stay with the team. That was not the case.
He obviously struggled with injuries, but he also scored a lot of touchdowns and helped me win a fantasy football championship a year ago. But prior to his final year with the Bolts, he changed his number from 28 to 25 and then only wore the 25 for a single season. So not only is the Gordon jersey “retro” due to him not being on the team, it’s not even the last number he wore with said team. It’s retro squared.
So that’s my worst “fumble” (pun intended) when it comes to a jersey purchase.
Now it’s your turn to share your shame.
Dane Brugler predicts the Chargers to pick 12th in his early 2021 mock draft (The Athletic)
Young Justin Herbert knew as a youngster he wanted to play on Sundays (Chargers.com)
Jason Reed shows us why Michael Davis caused the Bolts not to draft a corner (Bolt Beat)
Alexander Insdorf shows us what role each draft pick will play in 2020 (Bolt Beat)
Chris Hayre highlights how S Derwin James is making the most of this self-isolation period (Chargers.com)
Megan Armstrong details Brett Favre’s opinion on Aaron Rodgers’ future (Bleacher Report)