Rand Getlin reports that former Jaguars HC Gus Bradley is currently the “front runner” to be hired by new Chargers HC Anthony Lynn as the team’s defensive coordinator job.
It was reported yesterday that the Chargers were interviewing Bradley for their defensive coordinator opening, so it appears that momentum is building towards him taking over for John Pagano.
Early reports mentioned that Lynn and Bradley were being sold as a tandem, possibly for the Bills. However, Buffalo elected to go in a different direction altogether and hired Sean McDermott as their new head coach.
Since then, Bradley has met with the Redskins but it became clear that the Chargers could be the team to watch after they closed the deal with Lynn.
Bradley is widely considered to be the best available defensive coordinator now that Wade Phillips has agreed to join the Rams.
Bradley, 50, was hired by the Jaguars back in 2013 after he spent four years with the Seahawks. In four years with the Jaguars, Bradley produced a record of 14-47 (23 percent) and no playoff appearances. The Jaguars’ most wins under Bradley was five from last year.
We’ll have more regarding the Bradley and the Chargers’ defensive coordinator job as the news is available.