Chargers give Mike McCoy contract extension
The San Diego Chargers not only gave coach Mike McCoy a reprieve, but now they’ve given him a contact extension.
General manager Tom Telesco confirmed on Friday that McCoy, whose contract was originally set to run through 2016, has been given an extension through 2017. Telesco cited stability and the fact that McCoy held things together during a trying season as reasons for the extension.
“We have a belief in Mike and a confidence in him,” Telesco said, via the team’s official website. “Part of that is the extension. If you want to be a staple winning organization, you have to weather a couple storms. Obviously this year was a big storm, but I think we had to look at it in terms of big picture rather than just this year. We had to look at it over three years, and Mike took us to a winning record two years in a row. Eighteen wins over two years, he took us to the playoffs and won a road playoff game which is difficult in this league. We know we’re disappointed in this year, but Mike is someone we want to build around, so we thought that was important to get that done.”