The Los Angeles Chargers understand that they need to make drastic changes if they are going to topple the hegemony at the top of the AFC West. By hiring Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh, they express their intent to break the dominance the Kansas City Chiefs have over the division and the entire AFC.
The new Chargers head coach is also on board with the idea, even making a bold declaration of his intent as the team’s head coach.
Jim Harbaugh reveals reason for return to the Los Angeles Chargers
For analysts and neutral NFL fans, getting the services of a proven winner like Jim Harbaugh is a coup for the Los Angeles Chargers. Since they already have such a talented quarterback in Justin Herbert, getting a proven offensive mind like Harbaugh should help the Oregon product maximize his talents.
During his introductory press conference, he revealed that he chose the Chargers despite expressing interest in managing the Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos over the past two seasons due to his personal connections to the team.
He explained his logic, as reported by Fox Sports’ Joe Reedy:
“It was time. I said this the other day, there’s only so many sands left in the hourglass. I want another shot to simply be known as world champions and to win the Lombardi Trophy. That’s my mission,” he said. “I felt that the Spanos family and organization made clear they like what I did and how I did it. That’s all you want from an employer.”
“Every single job I’ve taken in coaching, there’s an emotional tie there,” Harbaugh said. “Watching the introduction video, all those memories came flooding back. I think back to the last season I played with the Chargers and I exchanged jerseys and he signed it. I have that jersey hanging in my house.”
The Los Angeles Chargers, then based in San Diego, was the last team Harbaugh played for as a QB. While his 6-11 record during his final two years with the team leaves a lot to be desired, his skill and pedigree as a coach give fans renewed hope about their future.
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