The LA Chargers started a new era on Wednesday as Jim Harbaugh officially accepted an offer to be the team's next head coach. Harbaugh is the culture-shifter that Chargers fans have wanted for years and the sky is the limit with him leading the way.
Harbaugh is looking to build the Chargers into a true Super Bowl contender and will not do that alone. In addition to Harbaugh, the Chargers will also get access to his impressive Rolodex of coaches to build out a staff that can rewrite what it means to be a Charger.
There has already been speculation about who Harbaugh is likely going to bring in to be his coordinators with the Chargers and just one day after the hire it is clear that he is going to rebuild the staff from the ground up. Despite getting just one year in LA with Justin Herbert, offensive coordinator Kellen Moore is now looking at other jobs throughout the NFL.
Chargers all but confirm Kellen Moore will not stick around with Jim Harbaugh
Prior to hiring Harbaugh, the Chargers were actually blocking other teams from interviewing Moore for their offensive coordinator positions. It was clear that the Bolts wanted to protect Moore in the case that Harbaugh went back to Michigan and LA had to go back to the drawing board.
It is not a coincidence that Moore is suddenly allowed to interview for different coordinator jobs a day after the Harbaugh hire was announced. Harbaugh has his guys he can choose from and the most likley scenario is that he will bring in someone like Greg Roman to call the plays.
As concerning as Roman might be as a play-caller, you cannot blame Harbaugh for not being all-in on Moore. Moore was touted as this genius offensive mind that would reinvent a Chargers offense that was struggling under Joe Lombardi.
Instead, more of the same problems emerged. The Bolts could not run the ball and were not producing at the level they should have been offensively. Granted, injuries piled up, but that was the case the year prior with Lombardi calling the shots as well.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys actually improved offensively with Moore out of the picture. While there is still something there with Moore that the Chargers could build on, he didn't do enough in 2023 to convince anyone that he should undoubtedly stay.
The Chargers are handing the car keys over to Harbaugh, who has been successful at every single turn in football. If he wants to replace Moore then the team has no other choice but to be all-in on that decision, regardless of who he brings in to replace him.