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Los Angeles Chargers Next Coach Odds: Favorites to Replace Brandon Staley in LA

Written by: Grant Mitchell
Published January 11, 2024
8 min read

The Los Angeles Chargers are picking up steam in their pursuit of University of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh (-160) as they look to finally ascend into the top tier of Super Bowl contenders.

Whether or not Harbaugh ends up as the new coach in LA, this is a team that has not lived up to expectations at all. They have a top quarterback in Justin Herbert and spent a ton of money in free agency but have next-to-nothing to show for it, aside from one of the largest blown leads in playoff history in the 2022 Wild Card.

Who is going to lead the Chargers in 2024? Here’s what the oddsmakers have to say.

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Los Angeles Chargers 2023 Stats

Record: 5-12 (fourth-AFC West)

Offense: 20.4 PPG (21st)

Defense: 23.4 (24th)

Playoffs: Did not qualify

Los Angeles Chargers Next Coach Candidates

Los Angeles Chargers Next Coach

Name Last Team Last Position Odds
Jim Harbaugh University of Michigan Head coach (2015-) -160
Ben Johnson Detroit Lions Offensive coordinator (2022-) +700
Dan Quinn Dallas Cowboys Defensive coordinator (2021-) +700
Bill Belichick New England Patriots Head coach (2000-2024) +800
Aaron Glenn Detroit Lions Defensive coordinator (2021-) +900
Steve Wilks San Francisco 49ers Defensive coordinator (2023-) +1100
Eric Bieniemy Washington Commanders Offensive coordinator (2023-) +1200
Giff Smith Los Angeles Chargers Interim head coach (2023-) +1400
Patrick Graham Las Vegas Raiders Defensive coordinator (2022-) +1400
Lincoln Riley University of Southern California Head coach (2022-) +1600
Mike MacDonald Baltimore Ravens Defensive coordinator (2022-) +1600
Mike Vrabel Tennessee Titans Head coach (2018-23) +1600
Todd Monken Baltimore Ravens Offensive coordinator (2023-) +1600

Odds from BetOnline.

Top Favorites for the Los Angeles Chargers Job

Jim Harbaugh (-160)

Harbaugh is one of the best college-NFL head coaches of all time. He reached the Super Bowl in 2013 with the San Francisco 49ers but ultimately fell short to the Baltimore Ravens. With a national championship at the University of Michigan under his belt, Harbaugh could bring his relentless style back to the NFL with a loaded roster.

Ben Johnson (+700)

Johnson is quickly becoming known as an offensive genius because of his success with the Lions. He helped Jared Goff play like a top-10 quarterback and could do even more damage with a QB in Herbert who is widely regarded as one of the most talented players in the league. The defense needs a lot of help but is talented and can be fixed.

Dan Quinn (+700)

Quinn once helped lead the Legion of Boom in Seattle and is working wonders with the Cowboys. He’s a defense-first coach who will help sort out that side of the ball, which is important given the draft capital and money the front office invested in it. He’s only 43-42 as a head coach but did reach a Super Bowl with the Atlanta Falcons in the infamous 28-3 comeback loss to the New England Patriots.

What’s Going on with the Los Angeles Chargers?

The Chargers finished under their projected win total in each of the last five seasons, cementing them as one of the most consistently disappointing teams in the league.

On paper, the Bolts have a top-five team in the league. Their on-field production hasn’t been anywhere near that standard in recent years, and they’re begging for someone to unlock the full potential of Herbert and co.

Potential candidates will be turned off by having to contend with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs for a division title every year, but this is also the roster that’s the most ready-to-win of all teams with head coaching vacancies.

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