For the last head coaching consideration, I wanted to pick someone who wouldn’t be coming from the defensive side.
Arthur Smith, who may not be a well-known name, is the offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans. Smith was promoted to the offensive coordinator position for the 2019 season. This season saw a Titans team make it to the AFC Championship game and also saw many players have career years.
This Arthur Smith ran offense ranked second in the NFL in rushing touchdowns (21), third in rushing yards (2,223), and eighth in passing touchdowns (29).
Smith that 2019 season saw one of Ryan Tannehill’s most impressive seasons with the Titans. Even though he didn’t start all season, Tannehill was able to bring the Titans all the way to the AFC Championship game and almost beat the Chiefs.
This hiring for the Chargers could be good for developing Herbert who already is developing really well in his rookie season. Improving the offensive line and keeping the offense mostly the same could give Smith an amazing team to work with.
Arthur Smith is also on the younger side which could be a plus if they could find long-term success in Smith. A coordinator who saw the highest-scoring Titans team in 16 years could be an amazing addition to this solid offense but the team as a whole.
Hopefully, bringing something more than a trip to the AFC Championship game to the LA Chargers.