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NFL Rumors: Chargers’ Pep Hamilton to Interview for Steelers, Titans OC Jobs

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (10) gets instruction from quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton during an NFL football game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. The most recognizable trend in hiring NFL head coaches has been to target young, innovative offensive teachers with a track record of developing quarterbacks. (AP Photo/Peter Joneleit)

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Los Angeles Chargers quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton will interview for the starting up Pittsburgh Steelers and Tennessee Titans‘ offensive coordinator positions, per Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Chargers rookie quarterback Justin Herbert particularly excelled below Hamilton’s tutelage, completing 66.6 p.c of his passes for a rookie-file 31 touchdowns, 10 interceptions and 4,336 yards, one other first-365 days-player file. Herbert, who added five rushing touchdowns, threw for 300 or more yards on eight events.

Soccer Outsiders ranked him eighth amongst qualified quarterbacks in DYAR (protection-adjusted yards above replacement). The Chargers’ passing sport particularly ranked seventh in DVOA (protection-adjusted mark over average) as wisely.

Hamilton is within the market for a brand original gig after the Chargers made a switch at head coach, bringing in Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley and parting ways with Anthony Lynn.

The Steelers are purchasing for an OC after parting ways with Randy Fichtner, whose contract became no longer renewed after the conclusion of the 2020 season. The Titans need a brand original offensive leader as wisely after Arthur Smith left to severely change the Atlanta Falcons‘ head coach.

The wisely-traveled Hamilton has made various college and NFL stops since he graduated from Howard College in 1996, including three years as the Indianapolis Colts‘ offensive coordinator from 2013 to 2015.

Most lately, Hamilton led the DC Defenders of the XFL sooner than arriving in Los Angeles. DC went 3-2 in five games sooner than the league shut down ensuing from problems related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hamilton has moreover worked as a quarterbacks coach for the Sleek York Jets, San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns. He moreover worked as Stanford’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2011 and 2012.

Hamilton particularly worked with historical Stanford and Colts quarterback Andrew Success in 2011 and again from 2013 to 2015.

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