Los Angeles Chargers Fire Linebackers Coach

The Los Angeles Chargers continue to clear house following their humiliating 31-30 Wildcard Round loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. According to the Athletic's Daniel Popper, the team has parted ways with linebackers coach Michael Wilhoite.

Wilhoite spent six years in the NFL as a linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers and the Seatle Seahawks. He appeared in 79 games from 2012 to 2017, starting 45.

Wilhoite transitioned to coaching in 2019. He served as a special team assistant with the New Orleans Saints, then was promoted to defensive assistant in 2020. He joined the Chargers as their linebackers coach in 2021. The Chargers defense ranked 29th and 21st in points allowed in his two seasons with the team.

Wilhoite joins offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi and passing game coordinator/quarterback coach Shane Day as coaches ousted by the Chargers following Saturday's collapse against the Jaguars. The Chargers bungled a 27-0 lead in iconic fashion. Head coach Brandon Staley appears safe, but he'll be required to replenish his staff with new faces. 2023 could very well be his last chance with the team.

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