1. Significant coaching changes
There is two routes that the Chargers can go with this. One route is much more popular with the fanbase but is also the less likely route. That route is to trade draft capital and pay Sean Payton $15-20 million per year to be the head coach of the LA Chargers.
That is certainly a bold change and adding an offensive mind like Payton with his playoff pedigree would bring great things for the Chargers. That is undeniable, but it is still unlikely that it happens.
The other significant coaching change the team can make with the coaching staff is at coordinator. Brandon Staley really does seem to command the locker room and seems to be beloved by players and the organization alike. Things just speed up on him too quickly and that is apparent in games like the Wild Card Round.
Bringing in two experienced coordinators that could help Staley in the grander scheme would be huge. Frank Reich would be an absolute home-run hire as the offensive coordinator and in a perfect world, Staley could reunite with Vic Fangio by making him the defensive coordinator.
Fangio might be a stretch but the Chargers can still go out and bring in an experienced defensive mind that can work with Staley and take some responsibilities off his plate. Reich is available and might not get a head coaching gig, making him a no-brainer to potentially replace Joe Lombardi.