Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports – LA Chargers
2. Shane Waldron
Personally, if I had to put money on any one coach to be the offensive coordinator of the LA Chargers next season it would be Shane Waldron. Waldron is currently the passing game coordinator on the Rams and it makes all the sense in the world for him to follow Staley to the Bolts and get an elevated job.
There is a path to getting an elevated job with the Rams, but that offense will always be known as McVay’s, even if Waldron has worked closely with McVay for years now. Jumping ship to the Chargers would not only give him an OC job but would help his career in the long-term as it could lead to a head coaching job.
Waldron first broke into the league in 2009 on the New England Patriots where he was the tight ends coach for one season before taking a job in the UFL, then was a high school coach in the Boston area before taking a job at the University of Massachusettes.
Waldron broke back into the league in 2016 as an offensive quality control coach under then-offensive coordinator, Sean McVay. McVay brought Waldron with him to LA, where he has since had multiple roles.
Waldron has been the tight ends coach, the passing game coordinator and the quarterbacks coach. He knows the Sean McVay offense inside and out and could translate that knowledge over to the LA Chargers.