John Pagano is a wanted man. The San Diego Chargers fans want him to stay and coach the defense with whoever is brought in as the new head coach. The Cleveland Browns also want to bring him in as their defensive coordinator.
Former Chargers coaches Rob Chidzinski and Norv Turner are headed out to Cleveland and they want to bring on Pagano also. Pagano wouldn’t be able to join the Browns unless the Chargers release him from his contract. He won’t be released from that contract until the Chargers decide who they are bringing on as their head coach.
If the new head coach in town wants to keep Pagano around, then he will still be coaching our defense. If the new guy wants to bring on his own staff, then Pagano could be a free agent for anyone to sign.
I love the way Pagano and the defense turned it on at the end of last season. It would be another adjustment the team would have to deal with if Pags is gone, but the head coach should be able to choose huge staff that he wants. If Pags is the guy, then awesome. If not, oh well.
The Kansas City Chiefs asked for permission to interview Pagano, but they were denied. Why would we let him go to a division rival?