We are in the point of the NFL calendar where it is the calm before the storm. While there has not been a lot of Chargers news coming out of Los Angeles, that is sure to change as the next two months are about to be a rollercoaster.
The NFL Combine starts later this week and that is going to officially kickstart what should be a busy offseason for the Bolts. The Chargers need to free up over $20 million in cap space and after figuring out those financials, the team will head into a very important 2023 NFL Draft.
While there is not much Chargers news coming out of Los Angeles, the team still managed to give fans a sliver of news before things really start to get going during the combine.
Chargers news roundup:
- The Bolts officially named Derrick Ansley as the team's new defensive coordinator, replacing Renaldo Hill (who left for the Miami Dolphins). Ansley was rumored to be the prime candidate for the job but then reports came out that the Chargers interviewed other candidates. That was merely the team going through the required steps to promote Ansley.
- Along with Ansley, the Chargers also made the following hires official: Doug Nussmeier as QBs coach, Tom Donatell as passing game coordinator/secondary, Jeff Howard as LBs coach and Robert Muschamp as defensive quality control coach. All of these hires were previously reported but not made official.
- Joe Lombardi is not the only coach from the 2021 Chargers that is joining Sean Payton's staff in Denver. Former LBs coach Michael Wilhoite was hired as the outside linebackers coach under defensive coordinator Vance Joseph in Denver
NFL news roundup:
- The Chicago Bears are reportedly leaning towards trading the no. 1 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft after being approached by multiple teams, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.
- An NFL team reportedly proposed a rule change that would make roughing the passer calls reviewable. Said team is anonymous and it is not expected that the proposal would pass.
- Top QB prospects C.J. Stroud and Anthony Richardson confirmed that they will be throwing during the 2023 NFL Combine. However, Alabama's Bryce Young will wait for his Pro Day.