It’s not all that surprising when you consider that Phillip Rivers is an obvious upgrade to players like Kevin Kolb, Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne. Coaching candidates have to be aware of the fact that taking a job with a terrible quarterback situation more times than not leads to them being fired after a few years. This year’s draft doesn’t have the same kind of talent that was available in 2012, which only complicates matters further.
The Chargers are believed to be high on Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, so they are at least choosing between some of the best available options out there.
Jay Glazer reports that the Chargers will interview Denver Broncos OC Mike McCoy on Monday, but adds that the Arizona Cardinals would like bring him back for second interview on Tuesday.
McCoy has been a hot coaching candidate this offseason, so it makes sense that he would be presented with a number of options now that a number of coaching candidates have either signed on with a new team or decided to keep their current jobs.
Cardinals president Michael Bidwell reportedly has his sights set on McCoy, so they could really ramp of their interest in the next 24 hours and try to get this deal done sooner than later.
Defensive coordinator Ray Horton is also in play for the job.