NFL Rumors: San Diego Chargers to Hire Frank Reich?

Frank Reich San Diego Chargers

Tom Szczerbowski-USA Today Sports

According to Peter King, the San Diego Chargers will hire Frank Reich to be their QB coach.  King said “Looks like the Chargers are going to hire Frank Reich as QB coach. That’s a strong pick. Rivers will love him.”

Reich was the quarterbacks coach for the Indianapolis Colts in 2009 and 2010.  Former Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning won the 2009 NFL MVP award with Reich as his QB coach in 2009.

In Reich’s two seasons as the QB coach, Manning averaged 4,600 passing yards per year and combined to throw for 66 touchdowns and 33 interceptions.

Reich was the wide receivers coach for the Arizona Cardinals in 2012, before being fired with former Cardinals head coach and current Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.

Philip Rivers had 47 turnovers over the last two seasons including 35 interceptions. San Diego’s front office brought in two guys with experience as offensive coordinators in Whisenhunt and former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator and current Chargers head coach Mike McCoy. If they bring in Reich, he will be the final piece to a puzzle in fixing Rivers’ turnover problems.

According to Tom Krasovic of utsandiego.com, Reich said “Obviously, I think I have a good relationship with Whis, and I would be knocking on his door if he got the job.”

San Diego’s front office is committed to improving an offense that ranked 20th in points per game, 22nd in receiving yards, 30th in yards per reception, 31st in yards per rushing attempt and 32nd in rushing TDs.

Reich would be another good hire by San Diego’s front office.  I expect Rivers to cut down on his turnovers and have a big season with all of the offensive minded coaches being brought in.


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