Mike Silver of NFL Media reports that the Chargers have requested permission to interview Rams DC Brandon Staley for their vacant head-coaching job.
The Chargers have also expressed interest in Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus.
This is the second interview request for Staley after the Jets contacted him about their head coach job.
Staley, 38 began his coaching career at Northern Illinois in 2006 and worked for a number of schools including St. Thomas, Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College, Tennessee, James Madison and John Carroll before taking his first NFL coaching job with the Bears in 2017.
Staley followed Vic Fangio to Denver after he was hired as their head coach. Stanley coached outside linebackers for three years before the Rams hired him as their defensive coordinator for the 2020 season.
In 2020, the Rams’ defense ranked No. 1 fewest yards allowed, No. 1 in fewest points allowed, No. 3 in fewest rushing yards allowed and No. 1 in fewest passing yards allowed.