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LA Chargers: The 3 best potential head coaches for Justin Herbert

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 03: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers passes during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 03: Quarterback Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers passes during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) – LA Chargers Justin Herbert
(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) – LA Chargers Justin Herbert

Helping Justin Herbert is key in the LA Chargers’ head coach search.

The LA Chargers officially parted ways with now-former head coach Anthony Lynn on NFL’s Black Monday following the end of the regular season. Lynn is out after four years and the job opening is much different now than it was four years ago.

The biggest difference this time in the hiring cycle is Justin Herbert. Herbert had the best rookie season for a quarterback in league history in 2020, which was a massive surprise for every single Charger fan.

Herbert is the foundation of the franchise and the team can legitimately win a Super Bowl in the next five years because of him. Of course, the front office has to find him the right head coach and surround him with the right pieces, making this head coach search so important.

In fact, as hyperbolic as it sounds, this might be the most important head coach hire in franchise history. It is going to mold the next decade for the team.

There are a lot of potential head coaches (10-12 will be interviewed, in fact). Some are offensive-minded, some are defensive-minded and some are just outright confusing (hi, Jason Garrett!).

But which is the best for Justin Herbert? Hiring someone to maximize Justin Herbert’s talent and development is the biggest factor that the Bolts should be considering. Here are the three coaches that would help Herbert the most.

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