San Diego Chargers interested in Bruce Arians

  • By Gregg Rosenthal
  • Published: Dec. 31, 2012 at 03:54 p.m.

The San Diego Chargers did the inevitable on Monday, firing coach Norv Turner and GM A.J. Smith.

The team has hired former Packers executive Ron Wolf as a consultant and the team has already started to target certain coaches. NFL Network's Michael Lombardi reports that the team is interested in Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. Indianapolis Colts Chuck Pagano supports the notion.

"Interest in Bruce Arians? If some one calls, he's earned any phone call. Has earned that right. We do not want to lose Bruce Arians," Pagano said via Mike Chappel of the Indianapolis Star.

Pagano's brother John was the coordinator in San Diego last year, but his future is obviously uncertain now. Arians figures to get a few interviews around the league and will certainly have competition in San Diego.

We've read reports that former Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid was interested in the Chargers job, but all signs point towards it not being a fit for him. Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego reports that deposed Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt is also interested in the job.

The Chargers are an attractive job for a variety of reasons other than its in San Diego. Although San Diego is pretty sweet. Along with Jay Cutler in Chicago, Philip Rivers is the best established quarterback on a team looking for a quarterback.