The 2012 San Diego Chargers’ season is finally over. It was not the season that the organization or the fans hoped it would be, and it ultimately cost Norv Turner his job as head coach of the Chargers.
Many around the league were shocked when Turner was brought back for the 2012 season following a terrible 2011 season. Chargers owner Dean Spanos gave Turner a second chance, and it did not work out.
With news coming out of San Diego that the Chargers have also fired general manager A.J. Smith, big changes are on the horizon for the Chargers. Many expect current Chargers director of player personnel Jimmy Raye to take over control as general manager.
Raye’s first task will be hiring Turner’s replacement. The job will be one of the best available, as the Chargers are just a couple of pieces away from being serious playoff contenders. Because of this, the Chargers will have their pick of the best as Raye and Spanos look to get the Chargers franchise back on track.
Here are a couple of very promising candidates to replace Norv Turner.