LOS ANGELES (BVM) – Following a historic 31-30 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC wild-card round this weekend, the Los Angeles Chargers made the decision to fire both offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach Shane Day.
We have parted ways with OC Joe Lombardi and Passing Game Coordinator/QBs Shane Day.
— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) January 17, 2023
The decision comes following a game where the Chargers held a 27-0 first-half lead. Much of the criticism for the loss fell on the shoulders of the offensive staff as the team was able to convert five first-half takeaways into only 20 points while the team abandoned the run game in the second half when it had a big enough lead to try and milk the clock.
This is why the run game is so important. When you have a big lead, you can lean on it.
After going up 27-0, the Chargers called 25 pass plays and just 8 run plays.
— Chris Simms (@CSimmsQB) January 15, 2023
This resulted in the unsurprising overhaul of the Chargers’ offensive room. However, with a top talent at quarterback in Justin Herbert and great playmakers including running back Austin Ekeler and wide receivers Keenan Allen and Mike Williams, the Chargers will be an attractive destination for any coach looking for an offensive coordinator position. Here are the top options Los Angeles should be looking at.