San Diego Chargers | September 6, 2016
With the 53-man roster set, it’s time to announce the 2016 Chargers captains. The Bolts met prior to hitting the practice field and voted Philip Rivers, Antonio Gates, Brandon Mebane, Manti Te'o and Darrell Stuckey as team captains.
The honor was particularly meaningful for Te’o, who gets to wear the C for the first time in his career.
“It’s real humbling and I’m very, very grateful for the opportunity,” he said. “And not necessarily because I get to wear that patch on my jersey, but the fact that my teammates trust and believe in me to lead this team. I believe in myself that I’ll do a great job, and the fact my teammates see that too and trust in me means a lot. That belief is what means the most.”