Oct 20, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; San Diego Chargers quarterback Charlie Whitehurst (6) and quarterbacks coach Frank Reich, right, in the second quarter of their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. The San Diego Chargers defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-6. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego Chargers have agreed to make QB Coach Frank Reich the new offensive coordinator to fill the vacancy that was left by Ken Whisenhunt, per Ian Rapoport. This will be Reich’s first opportunity as an offensive coordinator in the league.
Reich has paid his dues as a quarterbacks coach and as a wide receivers coach in the past with the Indianapolis Colts and the Arizona Cardinals. He had been the quarterbacks coach with the Chargers this season and has already gotten the respect from Mike McCoy and Philip Rivers. It is his job to run the show now.
Will he have a more aggressive philosophy? We won’t know until we see him making the play calls next season. He should have elements from Ken Whisenhunt’s playbook, but he might want to put the ball in the air more. We just have to wait and see.
Reich was the expected person to be named the new offensive coordinator with Ken Whisenhunt heading to Tennessee, so this news does not come as a surprise.
Congrats to Offensive Coordinator Frank Reich.