Chargers fire offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt after 3-5 record

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Los Angeles Chargers fired offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt on Monday.  No replacement has been named at this time.

The Chargers have struggled this season. The team is 3-5 this season.

Former Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt looks on against the Buffalo Bills
Ken Whisenhunt looks on against the Buffalo Bills (Getty Images)

“This is not an easy decision and definitely not one that I take lightly,” coach Anthony Lynn said. “You win as a team, and you lose as a team. It’s never about just one person. At the end of the day, however, I simply felt a change was needed at this time. I want to thank Ken for his years of service to the Chargers organization and wish him nothing but the best moving forward.”

The 57-year-old — who was a candidate for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets program before withdrawing last November/December —  was the Chargers offensive coordinator from 2016 through 2019. He began his second tenure with the team before the team moved to Los Angeles, California from San Diego, California.

The Chargers have scored 20 or fewer points in the past four games. In fact, only one game during this stretch, the team actually scored 20 points, which was in Week 7 in a 23-20 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Only twice this season has the Chargers scored more than 20 points. Both of those times, the team scored 30 points in two of their three wins.

The first 30-point performance came in the season-opener against the Indianapolis Colts. The season 30-point performance came in Week 4 against the winless Miami Dolphins.

Before his second assignment with the Chargers, he was the Tennessee Titans head coach. He also was the Chargers offensive coordinator in 2013.

He coaching resume also includes a stop as the Arizona Cardinals head coach. He spent time as the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator and the Steelers tight ends coach.

Whisenhunt served a stint as the New York Jets special teams coach and the Cleveland Browns tight ends coach. He was the Baltimore Ravens tight ends coach after being his coaching career at Vanderbilt.

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