The LA Chargers swooped in and hired Kellen Moore to be the team's offensive coordinator less than 24 hours after it was reported that he and the Dallas Cowboys would be parting ways. After piloting the Dallas Cowboys offense for four seasons, Moore will get an upgrade at quarterback via Justin Hebrert.
There are some reservations about Moore among the Chargers fanbase but for the most part, there is a lot to be excited about with this hire. Moore brings experience and coached one of the best offenses in the entire league for multiple seasons.
Now that the offensive coordinator position is filled, the Chargers are going to start the process of filling out the rest of the offensive coaching staff. There will naturally be some coaches that stay from last year's staff but Moore is going to have input on who will be coaching under him in 2023.
This process shouldn't take as long as the process took to hire an offensive coordinator and there are already two coaches who jump off the page as potential candidates for Moore's staff.
Jerrod Johnson and Skip Peete make a lot of sense for the Chargers coaching staff.
Jerrod Johnson previously interviewed for the Chargers offensive coordinator position and while he ultimately did not get that job he still could be brought into the building. There are various reasons why this connection would make sense for all parties involved.
Moore already has that existing connection with Johnson dating back to their days in the Cowboys' quarterbacks room. The Chargers already have that existing connection with Johnson from the interview. And for Johnson, this is a nice opportunity for a promotion.
Johnson could go from assistant quarterbacks coach in Minnesota to quarterbacks coach in Los Angeles. Moore may not last very long as the OC of the Chargers (as he could get head-coaching buzz if all goes well in 2023) and the Chargers could essentially groom Johnson to eventually take over for Moore.
That is called making a hire that makes sense for the current staff while also keeping an eye to the future.
Bo Peete was dismissed with Moore from the Dallas Cowboys and brings experience in the running back that would be extremely beneficial to the Chargers. His work as the running backs coach in Dallas for the last three seasons have been great and before that he was the running backs coach for the LA Rams.
Peete has been a running back coach in the NFL since 1998. The Chargers are looking to marry the run to the pass and Peete could be an instrumental part of doing so. Plus, his experience with McVay (and coaching Todd Gurley) certainly help his cause in getting this job.