Chargers offensive coordinator tracker: Every confirmed candidate for LA

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The LA Chargers fired Joe Lombardi after a historic blown playoff lead and a season in which the offense struggled more than it should. Now the Chargers are on the search for an offensive coordinator who can maximize Justin Herbert's incredibly high ceiling.

Brandon Staley has already indicated that he values coaches from the Sean McVay/Kyle Shanahan coaching tree because that is the offense he believes in. That being said, the Bolts are not pigeonholing themselves into only pursuing coaches from that tree.

The search for a new offensive coordinator is going to keep developing by the day and this article can serve as your one-stop shop to know everything that has happened. We will continuously update with new potential interviewees as news becomes available.

Chargers offensive coordinator tracker:

Chargers request to interview Zac Robinson

The first official interviewee for the Chargers was LA Rams pass game coordintor/QBs coach Zac Robinson. Robison has worked his way up the Rams' coaching tree and firmly comes from that McVay school of thought.

Before Robison, the Chargers requested to interview Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Wes Phillips, who was not interested as he wanted to stay with the Vikings.

Chargers request to interview Jerrod Johnson

The second name officially attached to the LA Chargers was Jerrod Johnson. Johnson is currently the assistant quarterbacks coach for the Vikings, a position that he has held for only one season.

Johnson's first gig in the NFL was under Kyle Shanahan with the San Francisco 49ers and he also has ties to Frank Reich, spending three years on that coaching staff. The jump all the way to offensive coordinator may be too much but Johnson is a name to watch in case the Chargers do hire Reich.

Chargers request to interview Greg Olson

Greg Olson is by far the most experienced candidate attached to the Chargers thus far as he has been a full-time coach in the NFL since 2003 with six different stints as an offensive coordinator.

After four years as the Las Vegas Raiders offensive coordinator, Olson was hired to be the Rams' senior offensive assistant for the 2022 season. Olson spent the 2017 season as McVay's quarterbacks coach.

Chargers request to interview Luke Steckel

Luke Steckel is by far the most surprising candidate thus far as he does not come from the coaching tree that Staley has publically shown admiration for.

Instead, Steckel would be coming from the Tennessee Titans, a team that he has been coaching for since 2013. Steckel is only 36 years old and has seved as the tight ends coach in Tennessee for two seasons.

Chargers to interview Thomas Brown

Tom Pelissero reported that LA Rams assistant head coach/tight ends coach Thomas Brown was scheduled to interview with the Chargers on Wednesday.

Brown is also interviewing for the Washington Commanders' offensive coordinator job. Brown has been on Sean McVay's staff since 2020 and spent a decade coaching at the collegiate level prior.

Chargers request to interview Joe Brady

According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, the Chargers have requested to interview Buffalo Bills quarterbacks coach Joe Brady.

Brady was hired as the Carolina Panthers' OC in 2021 and did not last the entire season on Matt Rhule's staff. Prior to that, he was the pass game coordinator and WRs coach for the 2019 LSU Tigers.

Chargers to interview Kellen Moore

Shortly after it was reported that Kellen Moore and the Dallas Cowboys were parting ways, Ian Rapoport reported that Moore is expected to speak with the LA Chargers.

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