Chargers GM won’t commit to Mike McCoy’s return in 2017
On the brink of clinching a second consecutive losing season, the San Diego Chargers don’t seem to be all that confident in head coach Mike McCoy’s future with the team.
In his weekly appearance on Xtra 1360 FOX Sports Radio, Chargers general manager Tom Telesco was asked about the possibility of bringing McCoy back for next season but wouldn’t commit to the idea.
“Contrary to public opinion, we don’t sit around here daily preoccupied with job status,” Telesco said, per Eric D. Williams of ESPN. “It’s just not how it works. I’m not worried about next year right now. To be honest with you, I’m not worried about next week.
“I’m worried about this week and playing Carolina,” continued Telesco. “We’ll worry about next year, next year. We’re 100 percent committed to this season. We only have 16 games to play, and we’ve got four games to go here, and that’s what we’re worried about. We’re not even looking toward 2017 yet.”
The Chargers have gone 5-7 this season, dropping McCoy’s record in four years at the helm in San Diego to 27-33 (.450). They currently rank 10th in the NFL in total yards and 19th in total yards allowed (per Football Reference).
McCoy’s job already appeared to be in serious jeopardy back in October, so it’s safe to say that he’ll be walking on eggshells for the remainder of the year.