NFL HC on Chargers Job amid Harbaugh Rumors: ‘Got Stability There; I’d Run There’

Seven NFL teams currently have head coaching openings, and the Los Angeles’ Chargers gig was ranked as the second-most attractive in Yahoo Sports’ recent poll of “six highly positioned league sources” (three NFL coaches and three league executives).

Obviously, the biggest selling point is Herbert, who has thrown for 114 touchdown passes in his four seasons. He’ll be around through the 2029 season after signing a five-year, $262.5 million extension. The L.A. weather can certainly be a draw as well.

Playing home games in a new, world-class arena like SoFi Stadium certainly helps matters, as does the building of a $270 million office complex and training facility in El Segundo, California, which will open in the spring.

There are some potential downsides. The Bolts do have a significant salary cap issue with the team currently $45 million over the 2024 cap.

Jori Epstein and Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports also covered some potential drawbacks, in part.

Ultimately, the Chargers have far more plusses than other teams, namely the Carolina Panthers, who are coming off a 2-15 season, don’t have a first-round pick and arguably have the worst owner in the NFL.

The Panthers brought up the rear of this list, while the Washington Commanders took the top spot. After the Bolts, the Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks, Las Vegas Raiders and Tennessee Titans finished third to sixth.

 

 

Gideon Canice

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