The Chargers have acted quickly to replace departed offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.
Frank Reich, who spent last season as the Chargers’ quarterbacks coach, will take over as their offensive coordinator now that Whisenhunt has left to become the head coach of the Titans.
Chargers coach Mike McCoy said Reich was an obvious choice after a good season of work with quarterback Philip Rivers.
“With Frank as offensive coordinator, we will be able to maintain continuity on offense and help maximize the production by Philip and the entire unit,” McCoy said in a statement. “He has a great feel for the offense we have created and he has been a valuable asset to Philip and all of the quarterbacks.”
Prior to joining the Chargers’ staff a year ago, Reich spent a year working for Whisenhunt in Arizona, as the Cardinals’ wide receivers coach. Before that he spent four seasons as a Colts assistant coach under Tony Dungy and Jim Caldwell.
Reich is best known to football fans for his years as a backup quarterback to Jim Kelly in Buffalo. With Reich filling in for an injured Kelly, the Bills overcame a 35-3 deficit to beat the Houston Oilers in a 1993 playoff game, the biggest comeback in NFL history.