San Diego Chargers Worst Trade?

There may be other trades that were as bad, but Sid Gillman once dealt Larry Little to the Miami Dolphins for defensive back, Mack Lamb.  At the time it may not have seemed such a mistake; Little had not produced much after being signed by the Chargers as a free-agent guard out of Bethune-Cookman in 1967.  Looking back now, some 47 years later, one wonders how Gillman made such a blunder.

Little went on to a Hall of Fame career with the Miami Dolphins.  Lamb went nowhere.  He never appeared in a game with the Chargers, or anyone else.  His final professional statistics come as a defensive back of the Miami Dolphins in 1968.

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Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.

2 Responses to San Diego Chargers Worst Trade?

  1. Eddie Arminio says:

    This transaction wasn’t a trade, but the releasing of Wes Welker in 2004 after one game with the Chargers was a major gaffe. Who knew what he would turn out to be.The hardest major decision for a football team is drafting a QB.

  2. tdm214 says:

    I have a 1960 to 1984 Original American Silver 25 Year Anniversary Football League Team Coin for the San Diego Chargers – 1 troy ounce Coin incased in plastic for sale – $65 any takers here? 858-459-4527 – T Montgomery

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