Dec 22, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt prior to the game against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Ken Whisenhunt has helped resurrect the San Diego Chargers offense this season. Remember how bad the offense looked last season and look at where we are right now. It took some time to get to the spot that we are in now, but just think about where we came from.
Just last season, there was fear that Philip Rivers was lost and could never be found again. Antonio Gates was over the hill. Ryan Mathews was a broken, fumbling China doll.
What a new story we have this season. Philip Rivers is at the top of the food chain. Ryan Mathews is an asset on offense and Antonio Gates is having another Pro Bowl type season. Ken Whisenhunt is going to benefit from all of that success this offseason.
Teams that are hunting for a new head coach will be looking at Whisenhunt’s direction. Whiz has only been out of a head coaching job for one season and then he took the job with the Chargers. His biggest need in Arizona as their head coach was a competent quarterback and he was never given that guy since Kurt Warner left. Now he has Philip Rivers and things look great again.
Teams like the Houston Texans and Detroit Lions will have him on their radar. I can’t see any reason in which Whisenhunt will be coaching with the Chargers past this season. With what he has been able to accomplish and with teams like the Texans and Lions looking for an offensive guru, Whisenhunt has to be at the top of the class. I expect him to land at one of those jobs at the end of the season.