Chargers fire Mike McCoy after four seasons in San Diego
The San Diego Chargers fired Mike McCoy in an expected move Sunday evening. McCoy was 27-37 in four seasons as head coach, and led the team to one playoff appearance (2013). San Diego has gone 9-23 over the past two seasons, and with the chances of the team moving to Los Angeles likely, a fresh start was a given.
The team has until January 15th to decide whether or not they will join the Rams in a brand new Los Angeles arena opening in 2019. The city of San Diego voted to not publicly fund a new downtown stadium in November 2016.
The Chargers new head coach will be apart of the brain trust who help select the team’s 2017 NFL draft pick. San Diego will pick seventh in the first round, and many experts have them beefing up the offensive line, selecting Alabama’s Cam Robinson.
Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers will be 35 in the fall, and has three years remaining on his current deal. Melvin Gordon, the dynamic running back who had a breakout season in 2016, make this job the most attractive of all the current openings in California (Rams, 49ers). Expect San Diego to place calls to Atlanta’s Kyle Shanahan, Buffalo’s Anthony Lynn, and potentially former Giants head coach Tom Coughlin.