The Los Angeles Chargers are a professional American football team in the National Football League (NFL) based in the Greater Los Angeles Area. The club began to play in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL) and spent its first season in Los Angeles before moving to San Diego in 1961.
NFL teams assign each of their players a jersey number ranging from 1 through 99. The Chargers no longer issue four retired numbers.
The Chargers have seldom resigned numbers. In 2006, The San Diego Union-Tribune expressed, “The [Chargers] will generally respect their legacy aimlessly.” Pro Football Hall of Fame hostile tackle Ron Mix in 1969 was the primary Charger to have his number resigned after he reported he was stopping football.
Notwithstanding, he emerged from retirement in 1971 to play for the Oakland Raiders. Then, at that point Chargers proprietor Gene Klein, who despised the Raiders, unretired the number.
Dan Fouts had his No. 14 resigned in 1988, a year after his retirement. He was the principal NFL quarterback to top the 4,000-yard good grade in three continuous seasons. He set a then-NFL single-season passing record in 1981, tossing for a profession high 4,802 yards.
How Many Numbers Have The Los Angeles Chargers Retired?
The Los Angeles Chargers have retired four numbers.
Los Angeles Chargers Retired Jersey Numbers
- Dan Fouts (14)
- Lance Alworth (19)
- LaDainian Tomlinson (21)
- Junior Seau (55)