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3 head coaches that the LA Chargers should absolutely not hire

Oct 25, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater talks with offensive coordinator Joe Brady prior to kickoff against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 25, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater talks with offensive coordinator Joe Brady prior to kickoff against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

1. Joe Brady

I feel like I am in the minority on this one as Joe Brady is one of the hottest names in football right now and is a coach that I have seen plenty of Charger fans clamoring about on social media. I just do not get the intrigue.

Brady’s resume is seemingly great on paper. He was the passing coordinator for the record-setting LSU Tigers in 2019 and that earned him an offensive coordinator job in Carolina. While there have been improvements in Carolina, I have not seen enough to believe that he is head coach material.

While the Panthers are dealing with injuries they still have not been that fantastic of an offensive team. They rank 22nd in the league in points scored per game and 20th in yards per game. I get that Teddy Bridgewater is having a great year, but Bridgewater was a really good quarterback before getting hurt and he is now in his athletic prime.

Brady absolutely deserves some credit for LSU’s success in 2019 but I think it had more to do with the talent on the field than anything else. We will look back at the LSU team as one of the most talented college football teams in recent history.

Normally, you could attribute coaching to that, but when the players continue thriving at the next level, it is clear that the raw talent on the field played a bigger impact.

Joe Burrow was having a fantastic rookie season before getting hurt, Justin Jefferson is a Pro Bowler and is giving Justin Herbert a run for his money for the Rookie of the Year award, Clyde Edwards-Helaire as having a fantastic rookie season before getting hurt and Ja’Marr Chase is the bonafide no. 1 receiver in the 2021 draft despite sitting 2020 out.

The Tigers tied the record for the most players drafted in a single NFL Draft (14). Brady absolutely benefited from coaching a loaded roster and needs to prove more before becoming a head coach.

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