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LA Chargers: 3 coaches on the staff with the most to prove

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 08: Head coach Pep Hamilton of the DC Defenders reacts to a play before the XFL game against the St. Louis Battlehawks at Audi Field on March 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 08: Head coach Pep Hamilton of the DC Defenders reacts to a play before the XFL game against the St. Louis Battlehawks at Audi Field on March 8, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) – LA Chargers /

LA Chargers coaches with the most to prove: Pep Hamilton

Pep Hamilton was just recently hired by the LA Chargers to be the quarterbacks coach moving forward after a short stint as the head coach of the XFL’s DC Defenders. Personally, I was not too thrilled by this hiring, as Hamilton does not really have a great track record in performance.

However, as just the quarterbacks coach, things could absolutely be different. We won’t really know how good of a job Hamilton is doing until 2021, so his job is almost certainly safe in 2020.

The work starts in 2020, though, making it very important for Hamilton to get off the right foot. The Chargers have essentially hired him to take Justin Herbert under his wing and teach him the ropes of the NFL so he could be ready to take over the offense at any given point.

Whether or not Tyrod Taylor succeeds is not going to fall solely on Hamilton, although he obviously will have a factor. If Taylor struggles then the person that will take the biggest hit will be Lynn, as he has been vocal in telling reporters that he is bullish on Taylor as a starting quarterback.

Hamilton is the guy in charge of making sure that the Chargers get the absolute most out of their future franchise quarterback. That is not a position to take lightly and Hamilton is one of the most important coaches on the staff because of it.

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