The Los Angeles Chargers confirmed that they have re-signed OC Ken Whisenhunt and DC Gus Bradley.
Defensive Coordinator Gus Bradley and Offensive Coordinator Ken Whisenhunt will both return in 2018. ⚡⚡ pic.twitter.com/kW6iHmDu5c
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) January 10, 2018
Dan Woike of the LA Times, citing a Chargers’ spokesman, reports that the Chargers are retaining OC Ken Whisenhunt, whose contract has expired.
The Chargers just renewed the expiring contract of DC Gus Bradley with a three-year deal, and it now appears the team has turned their focus to Whisenhunt. (NFLTR)
Whisenhunt, 55, began his NFL coaching career with the Ravens back in 1997 as their tight ends coach. He had brief stints with the Browns and Jets before being hired by the Steelers in 2001.
After working his way to offensive coordinator, Whisenhunt departed for the Cardinals’ head-coaching job in 2007 and actually led them to a Super Bowl before he was fired after the 2012 season.
Whisenhunt spent one year with the Chargers before he once again landed a head-coaching job, this time with the Titans. Unfortunately, it was a short stay for him in Tennessee as he was fired after two years and later returned as the Chargers’ offensive coordinator in 2016.
In 2017, the Chargers were No. 4 in total yards, No. 13 in points scored, No. 24 in rushing yards and No. 1 in passing yards.
We will provide more information on the length of Whisenhunt’s deal when the news is available.