The Chargers are protecting it native for his or her subsequent head coach.

Los Angeles has employed the crosstown Rams’ defensive coordinator Brandon Staley for his or her head teaching emptiness, the staff introduced Sunday evening.

Staley spent only one 12 months because the Rams’ DC, throughout which he orchestrated the No. 1 protection within the NFL behind dominant play from Jalen Ramsey and Aaron Donald. He’ll inherit one other sturdy group of defensive gamers, together with Joey Bosa, Derwin James and rookie Kenneth Murray.

Staley rose shortly via the ranks of the NFL, first employed in 2017 by Chicago as an assistant coach underneath then-Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. He adopted Fangio to Denver in 2019 to function the surface linebackers coach earlier than becoming a member of the Rams in 2020.

Along with the protection, Staley will inherit second-year QB Justin Herbert, who confirmed star potential in his first season within the NFL, throwing for 4,336 yards and 31 TDs. It will likely be attention-grabbing to see who the Chargers rent as their offensive coordinator, contemplating they went with a defensive-minded head coach.

Brandon Staley Chargers head coach
Brandon Staley
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The staff was rumored to be taking a look at Payments OC Brian Daboll for the emptiness, however selected to go together with Staley as a substitute. Staley will take over for Anthony Lynn, who was fired after 4 seasons.

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