Chargers bring Ron Wolf in as consultant

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The Chargers are going to get a fresh set of eyes on their general manager search, with the Spanos family bringing in former Packers GM Ron Wolf as a consultant.

NFL Network’s Albert Breer said Chargers owner Dean Spanos  reached out to Wolf eight or nine days ago, and that Wolf will begin his job Tuesday.

While many expect current personnel man Jimmy Raye to move up a seat (and to ultimately report to Dean’s son John Spanos), Wolf could expand the search.

There are many things that make the Chargers an attractive destination, though many of those things are particular to San Diego more than the Chargers themselves. But they have a quarterback that was recently good, and that’s the first thing any potential employee, coach or GM will look for.

Wolf’s presence doesn’t guarantee Spanos will make a good hire, but it does at least create the appearance that it’s other than a cruise-controlled inside job.