With the end of a decade having recently come to pass, feelings of nostalgia and looking back on the last ten years of the NFL follow close behind.
On Monday, the NFL announced their All-Decade Team for the 2010’s with a lot of unsurprising names appearing on the list. There were a handful of unanimous selections on both sides of the ball, which included Tom Brady, Von Miller, Adrian Peterson, and Marshal Yanda.
Two former Chargers were named to the prestigious team, with a brand new Bolt also getting the nod.
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Eric Weddle was one of three safeties named to the team, with six of his nine seasons as a Charger coming in between 2010 and 2019. Weddle was a two-time First-Team All-Pro and made the Pro Bowl three times while in San Diego. His 2011 season saw him pick off seven passes and break up 11 more en route to his first All-Pro selection and his first Pro Bowl. His second selection came in 2014 when he tallied 114 tackles and another interception.
Weddle would finish his career four years after leaving San Diego, playing three years in Baltimore and one in Los Angeles with the Rams before calling it a career earlier this year.
Darren Sproles made the team at two different positions. The first as a “flex” player and the second as one of two punt returners. He was only with the Chargers in 2010 and played the rest of this past decade between the Saints and Eagles until he retired earlier this year, as well. During that lone season, he started three games but played in all 16. He rushed 50 times for 267 yards and no scores but did most of his damage in the passing game. He caught 59 passes for 520 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
His career totals as a Charger include 1,154 rushing yards with six touchdowns and 1,400 receiving yards with 11 more scores. He left San Diego having totaled 9,956 all-purpose yards, including 935 on punt returns and 6,469 on kickoff returns with two touchdowns on punts and kickoffs, apiece.
One of the newest Chargers on the team, cornerback Chris Harris, made the team alongside Tyrann Mathieu as defensive backs, or essentially “flex” players on the defensive side of the ball.
This season will be his first in LA, but Harris enjoyed one of the best nine-year stretches for a cornerback with the Broncos from 2011 to 2019. Before heading out west, Harris picked off 20 passes and returned four for touchdowns. He totaled 518 tackles, forced six fumbles, and broke up 86 passes.