New head coach Jim Harbaugh and GM Joe Hortiz are ready to shake things up for the Los Angeles Chargers. Both of these two know what it takes to build a winning NFL roster, and you can expect plenty of moves all offseason.
But they're not interested in change for the sake of change. Sometimes it's best to stick with what works. And that's what they've done with their QB coach hire.
The Chargers are bringing back Shane Day, a favorite of Justin Herbert who coached here in 2021 and 2022.
Chargers News: Shane Day Returning as QB Coach
Shane Day is the latest hiring on the Chargers' coaching staff, and it was a great move. Herbert's two most successful years, leading the team to a 9-8 record in 2021 and a 10-7 record in 2022, came under Day.
Day then went on to the Houston Texans this season, where he played a key role in the development and success of Rookie of the Year C.J. Stroud.
Getting him back in L.A. is a huge win for the Chargers. Even without Herbert's input he's probably the right choice for the job, but it never hurts to make a hire that keeps your franchise quarterback happy too.
After years of making flashy moves that never seemed to pan out, this Chargers' offseason is feeling different. Small moves like this aren't going to grab headlines, but they're the kind of solid fundamental shifts that are going to build up and let this team contend.
Don't believe me? The Chargers are already No. 12 in the odds to win Super Bowl 59 next season despite not even making the playoffs in 2023.
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