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Chargers Daily Links: Jim Harbaugh named perfect head coach fit for Bolts

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Good morning, Chargers fans!

In a new article at USA Today’s Touchdown Wire, NFL analyst Jarrett Bailey set about picking the perfect head coach candidate for each NFL currently still in the market. What may be no surprise to you all, Bailey has Harbaugh as that person for the Chargers.

Here’s what he had to say about the pairing:

“We’ll start with arguably the most sought after job getting filled with one of the most sought after candidates. There’s something to be said about Harbaugh winning everywhere he goes. He made Stanford a winner, he made the 49ers a Super Bowl team, and he won a National Championship with Michigan.”

“The Chargers need an established winner because, frankly, they don’t have anyone that knows what it’s like to win consistently in the building. The defense needs fixing, as they finished 24th in EPA this season. Don’t be shocked if Harbaugh brings his defensive coordinator from Michigan, Jesse Minter, up with him. Harbaugh has a history of winning which is what that team, and that quarterback, desperately need.”

If Jesse Minter would follow Harbaugh to Los Angeles, that’d be such a win-win scenario for the Chargers. They had Washington — the nation’s top offense — in absolute hell for most of the CFP National Championship. The former Ravens staffer for five years (2017-2020) spent time under Jim’s brother John and could be one of the best young defensive minds in football.

Overall, very ideal scenario without a doubt.

And now for today’s links.

Chargers News:

Five thins to know about Raiders DC Patrick Graham who the Chargers interviewed for their head coach vacancy (

The Chargers signed 11 players to reserve/future contracts (

The 10 most expensive Chargers against the 2024 salary cap (Chargers Wire)

Chargers much avoid hiring Bill Belichick at all costs (Bolt Beat)

NFL News:

The Patriots are hiring Jerod Mayo to succeed Bill Belichick in New England (ESPN)

Anthony Richardson does not plan on changing his play style after season-ending injury (ESPN)

Who are the perfect head coaches for each vacancy in the NFL? (Touchdown Wire)

The Lions may use Amon-Ra St. Brown on punt returns (Pro Football Talk)

Ranking the quarterback matchups in the wild card round (CBS Sports)

Six things to watch for on Super Wild Card Weekend (