The Chargers have cast a wide net of candidates targeting them for their opening as offensive coordinator.
According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, they filed the latest request on Tuesday to interview Bill’s quarterback coach Joe Brady for her position as offensive coordinator.
The Chargers are the second team to show interest in Brady during this year’s hiring cycle, as the New York Jets also submitted an inquiry.
Brady, 33, is a fast climber in the coaching ranks, starting in 2013-14 as a collegiate-level linebacker coach with William & Mary University. Brady also spent time as a research assistant at Penn State in 2015-2016 and at LSU in 2019 as a passing games coordinator.
His experience at the professional level spans three different stations. Brady was an offensive assistant with the New Orleans Saints from 2017-2018, offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers from 2020-21, and most recently as quarterback coach for the Buffalo Bills for the 2022 season.
In Brady’s final season in Carolina as an offensive play-caller, they ended the year with the last five yards. However, the Panthers’ lack of production at the skill position, coupled with three different quarterbacks making starts, resulted in him being fired before the end of the season.
Prior to his partnership with Matt Rhule at Carolina, Brady was a key figure on LSU’s 2019 National Championship team and helped build the Tigers into one of the best attacking players in the country.
In addition to Brady, the Chargers have reportedly filed requests for interviews with five other candidates over the past week, including the Los Angeles Rams’ Zac Robinson, Greg Olson and Thomas Brown, the Minnesota Vikings’ Jerrod Johnson and the Tennessee Titans’ Luke Steckel.
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