With the Chargers stumbling towards a best-scenario 8-8 this season, just months after being removed from the AFC Championship Game, pressure will be on GM A.J. Smith to shake up a coaching staff that has done an awful job calling plays, motivating players and making decisions on the field.
Who are the best candidates suited to take over the reins of the franchise next season? The following men are surely on A.J.'s (and any other NFL GM searching for a new coach) radar.