Chargers Extended Tom Telesco In 2018

The Chargers quietly agreed to a multi-year extension with general manger Tom Telesco at the end of the 2018 season, according to Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Telesco’s prior contact was due to expire at the end of this year.

Telesco, 46, was named the Chargers’ GM in advance of the 2013 campaign. Since then, he’s guided the club to two playoff appearances, first during his debut season and again this past year. Telesco is now on his second head coach, having fired Mike McCoy and hired Anthony Lynn during the 2017 offseason.

Telesco began his career in minor roles with the Bills and Panthers, but spent the bulk of his pre-Chargers time with the Colts, serving in a variety of roles including director of pro scouting and director of player personnel. He’s built a solid Los Angeles roster, but could need to address several areas — including finding quarterback Philip Rivers‘ heir — in the near future.

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7 comments on “Chargers Extended Tom Telesco In 2018

  1. nutznboltz

    Come on Telasco get rid of that terrible punter you got from Philadelphia. He is horrible. He cut the guy that was the second leaving Punter in the league the year before and picked up a guy that was in retirement.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Every GM in the league would be thrilled if their biggest problem was a punter. Half of punts aren’t returned anyway and I can’t recall the last punter who was a playoff MVP.

      • nutznboltz

        Jones wasn’t bad he was horrible. He was never able to flip the field. If they keep him, he will cost them a game or two.

  2. crosseyedlemon

    Telesco isn’t the only GM who needs to find a QB heir. The Chargers have made progress under him so he has earned the extension.

  3. nutznboltz

    I really really don’t understand the Tyrod Taylor signing. He’s no better than the other two back ups we have already.

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