NFL Rumors: Los Angeles Chargers Expected to Name Greg Roman Next Offensive Coordinator

The Los Angeles Chargers coaching staff under Jim Harbaugh is beginning to take shape. According to KPRC2's Aaron Wilson, the Chargers are expected to tab former Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens, and San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman for the same role. Roman previously coached under Harbaugh on the 49ers from 2011 to 2014, the entirety of Harbaugh's tenure. Roman also worked under Harbaugh's brother John from 2019 to 2022 on the Ravens.

Roman didn't call plays for any team in 2022, but he has a relatively proven track record of success. His offenses have finished in the top half for points scored in seven of his 10 seasons as an offensive coordinator, and he has coached three different quarterbacks to Pro Bowl seasons (Tyrod Taylor, Alex Smith, and Lamar Jackson).

With the Chargers, Roman's primary task will be leading quarterback Justin Herbert to similar success. Herbert finished with career lows in passing yards per game (241.1) and net yards per passing attempt (5.98) after signing a massive five-year, $262.5 million extension last offseason. The Chargers also finished 21st in points scored with 20.4 per game.

Ultimately, the Chargers' fate lies with Herbert. Reversing last season's decline isn't enough; Roman will have to raise the 25-year-old's ceiling for the Chargers to become a consistent contender.

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