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Chargers hire former Rams DC Brandon Staley as their new head coach

The Rams’ DC gets a promotion

After ending their season with a loss on Saturday, the Rams took another hit on Sunday. Their defensive coordinator Brandon Staley agreed to a deal to become the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers.

Per Tom Pelissero, this was Staley’s second interview with the Chargers. He was a hot commodity, as he reportedly interviewed with the Texans on Sunday as well. The coach was supposed to fly to Philadelphia to interview with the Eagles on Monday, but it looks as if he made a strong enough impression on Sunday with the Chargers.

Staley began his coaching career in the NFL back in 2017 when he was hired by the Chicago Bears to be their outside linebackers coach. Then, he joined the Denver Broncos in 2019 under the same position. The Rams hired him last year to be their offensive coordinator.

The Rams had arguably the best defense in the NFL this season under Staley. They allowed the fewest total points (296) along with the least amount of total yards (4,511) in the league. Opponents averaged only 4.6 yards per play, also the lowest number in the league.

Well, at least he doesn’t have to move!