On Wednesday morning, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported that the Chargers are expected to hire former Steelers offensive line coach Shaun Sarrett to be their assistant coach for the position. Sarrett spent the 2018 season as the assistant offensive line coach before being promoted following Mike Munchak’s departure to Denver. From 2012 to 2017, we was also an offensive assistant in Pittsburgh.
Prior to his time in the NFL, Sarrett spent time as an offensive quality control coach for Duke University and got his start in the college ranks at Marshall University as a graduate assistant.
Sarrett played his college ball at Kent State where he was an offensive guard. He earned the nickname “Sweet Feet” after a teammate noticed that he had above-average footwork for the position.
This is an intriguing hire if not only for the fact that the Steelers have consistently had one of the best offensive lines in the NFL over the past decade. Guys like David Decastro, Maurkice Pouncey, and Alejandro Villanueva have all played near the best at their positions at one point or another. It also just so happens that Villanueva is a free agent this offseason.
Could the Chargers once again reunite a free agent with his former coach in Los Angeles? I wouldn’t put it past the front office after what they did with Bryan Bulaga and James Campen in 2020.