LA Chargers: Head coach candidates most likely to replace Anthony Lynn

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Joe Brady

The Chargers might sign a Brady! Just not the one people thought they’d sign last year. In all seriousness, Joe Brady is a coaching candidate that’s generating a lot of buzz as a young offensive mind. Whether he actually gets a HC job this year is up in the air, but he certainly will get interest and interviews.

Albert Breer referenced Brady as a candidate getting low level buzz with the Chargers on Colin Cowherd’s “The Herd” radio show not too long ago. Brady has improved the Panthers offense despite some immense challenges this season.

Christian McCaffrey was really injured the entire season and that’s primarily who they ran their offense through. Bridgewater primarily dealt with a few lower body injuries and missed some time.

His time at LSU should be valued too. He was one of the main reasons Joe Burrow went from a day three draft selection to the number one overall pick.

Under a first year head coach with a rebuilding team, Brady kept the Panthers afloat offensively, even as they lost talent due to injury during the season. I think Brady is a year away from serious head coach consideration though. Expect the Chargers to give him a call, but I expect a more qualified offensive mind to get the job.

Joe Brady: 40% chance