The Chargers became the sixth team to have a head coaching vacancy when they finally decided to part ways with Anthony Lynn on Monday morning.
The Chargers coaching staff, despite the obviously high number of gaffes and mistakes made during the season at varying moments, has some members of interest. Shane Steichen will gather interest for what he did to help develop Justin Herbert, while Anthony Lynn is still highly respected and could end up with some HC/OC interviews.
For the next week or so, I’ll have this tracker pinned to the front page and keep it updated if and when news regarding the Chargers gets reported.
1/4/21 8:39am: The Chargers parted ways with head coach Anthony Lynn
Statement from Dean Spanos pic.twitter.com/aR8z0OqnEG— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) January 4, 2021
1/4/21 11:08am: The Raiders have officially requested permission to interview former Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley. This could be the second time since 2016 that the Raiders would hire a former Chargers DC (John Pagano).
The #Raiders have now officially requested permission to interview #Chargers DC Gus Bradley for their vacant DC job, source said. A top candidate, along with #Falcons interim coach Raheem Morris (if he doesn’t get a head coaching job) and #Rams assistant Joe Barry.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 4, 2021
1/4/21 12:41pm: Chargers are one of six teams who have either requested or plan to request permission to interview Titans OC Arthur Smith.
All six teams with HC openings - Chargers, Jets, Jaguars, Lions, Falcons, Texans - have either requested permission to interview Titans’ OC Arthur Smith or plan to ask permission, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 4, 2021
1/4/21 2:43pm: The Chargers have requested permission to interview Colts DC Matt Eberflus
1/4/21 3:55pm: The Chargers have reportedly requested to interview Rams DC Brandon Staley
The Chargers have requested permission to interview Rams DC Brandon Staley for their vacant HC position @nflnetwork— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) January 4, 2021
1/4/21 5:43pm: The Chargers, for whatever reason, have requested an interview with Giants OC Jason Garrett. Garrett is one year removed from being the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.
1/4/21 7:59 p.m.: The Chargers have requested an interview with Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy., Originally a running back, Bieniemy was drafted by the Chargers in 1992.
1/5/21 10:06 a.m.: The Chargers are reportedly interested in former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.
Hearing that the #Chargers also have some interest in Urban Meyer for their head coaching vacancy.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 5, 2021
1/5/21 12:45pm: The Chargers have requested permission to interview 49ers DC Robert Saleh.
Chargers requested permission to interview 49ers' DC Robert Saleh, who interviewed last night with the Falcons, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2021
1/6/21 11:20am: Per Adam Schefter, the Chargers interviewed Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy on Tuesday
Chiefs' OC Eric Bieniemy interviewed today for the Jaguars' HC job, as well as the Jets' HC position, per source. Bieniemy interviewed for the Chargers' HC job Tuesday, and Atlanta and Detroit on Monday. He now has interviewed for all teams with HC openings -- except the Texans.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 6, 2021
1/7/21 10:45am: The Chargers are scheduled to interview Giants OC Jason Garrett on Friday
The #Chargers are going to interview #Giants OC Jason Garrett tomorrow, source said. GM Dave Gettleman said yesterday, "The possibility of Jason leaving, of course it makes you a little antsy.” They’d like to keep Garrett at NYG.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 7, 2021
1/7/21 5:50pm: The Chargers spent Thursday interviewing Panthers OC Joe Brady
1/8/21 3:30am: The Chargers are scheduled to meet with Colts DC Matt Eberflus on Monday
#Colts DC Matt Eberflus — one of the most in-demand head-coaching candidates — plans to interview with the #Jets on Sunday and the #Chargers on Monday, per source. He declined an interview with the #Texans. For now, full focus on Saturday’s playoff game at Buffalo.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 8, 2021
1/10/21 9:22am: The Chargers are scheduled to meet with Rams DC Brandon Staley on Sunday afternoon
Talk about a quick turnaround. Busy day for @RamsNFL DC Brandon Staley.— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) January 10, 2021
Interviews (virtually) with the Jets and the Chargers today.
Jets at 1 pm EST. Chargers later.
1/10/21 9:47am: The Chargers are interviewing Brian Daboll later on Sunday
1/11/21 6:07am: The Chargers will interview Titans OC Arthur Smith on Monday
Titans OC Arthur Smith interviewed Sunday night with the Jaguars for their HC job, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 11, 2021
Smith is scheduled to interview today for HC jobs with the Jets, Falcons and Chargers, then the Lions on Tuesday.
Jets also interviewing Saints’ DB coach Aaron Glenn today for HC job.
1/13/21 8:28am: Urban Meyer and the Chargers have spoken recently