Legendary Chargers fan favorite heaps massive praise on Jim Harbaugh

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The LA Chargers made a monumental hire during the 2024 offseason, agreeing to terms with Jim Harbaugh to be the team's new head coach. Harbaugh has been a winner everywhere he has coached in his career as he is arguably the most prolific hire in franchise history.

Fans are convinced this is the start of a new era for the Bolts. If all goes as planned, Harbaugh will turn the franchise around and turn the Chargers into a bonafide contender within several years. That is how special of a head coach he is.

Don't just take fans' word for it, though. Current Chargers players have said all the right things about Harbaugh and this new coaching staff. They can be a bit biased, though, so perhaps fans should listen to the opinion of a legendary fan favorite. If you ask former All-Pro edge rusher Shawne Merriman, Harbaugh and the coaching staff is as good as it gets.

Shawne Merriman heaps massive praise on new Chargers coaching staff led by Jim Harbaugh

Shawne Merriman remains a massive fan favorite in Southern California as he is one of the most involved former players with the Bolts. Merriman has stayed close with the team that drafted him and even helped out Brandon Staley during training camp in 2022.

If there is any former player who has a true feel for this coaching staff and how it compares to other recent coaching staffs it is Merriman. The fact that he is willing to go out on a limb and call it the best he has seen since his playing days truly is something.

This means a lot considering all of the bad coaches that have run the show in Los Angeles in recent years. The team as a whole has not enjoyed much success since the days that Merriman was on the roster, so him comparing this staff to previous regimes who were actually successful is a big mark of support.

Of course, none of this is news for Chargers fans. There is a recent why Harbaugh was so sought after this offseason and why fans were so ecstatic that he was hired. This is a head coach who knows what it takes to be a winner and in just a few months he has already changed the culture of the team.

This culture change is only going to grow exponentially as more time goes on with Harbaugh running the show. Before we all know it, the massive praise that is being heaped on him and the coaching staff will turn into actual, measurable results.