Chargers Request HC Interview With DC Patrick Graham

We heard earlier today that the Chargers have requested interviews with four head coaching candidates, and we’ve got another name to add to the list. According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Chargers have requested permission to interview Raiders defensive coordinator Patrick Graham for their HC gig.

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Graham got his NFL coaching career started with the Patriots, where he spent seven years. He later had coaching stints with the Giants and Packers before getting recruited by former Patriots DC Brian Flores to be the Dolphins defensive coordinator. He spent one seasons in Miami before former Patriots ST coordinator Joe Judge added him to the Giants staff as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator.

He was expected to stick in New York when Brian Daboll took over, but he ended up heading to Las Vegas to coach the defense under (you guessed it) former Patriots OC Josh McDaniels. Graham spent the past two seasons in that role, with the Raiders defense taking a step forward in 2023. The unit finished the season ninth in points allowed, and the unit finished top-12 in most passing defense categories.

Graham joins a list of Chargers HC candidates that already includes 49ers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, Lions coordinators Aaron Glenn and Ben Johnson, and Ravens offensive coordinator Todd Monken.

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