Kellen Moore Hired as Los Angeles Chargers OC After Dallas Cowboys Departure

Former Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach kellen moore is the Los Angeles Chargers’ nnew offensive coordinator, the Chargers announced, after a report Monday for Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Media. Dallas announced Sunday that the team and Moore mutually agreed to part ways after the Cowboys’ loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the playoffs last week.

Moore is also known for his tenure as a star quarterback at Boise State from 2007 to 2011, after which he played for the Detroit Lions and Cowboys.

Moore went from retirement straight into coaching, mentoring dak prescott and the Cowboys’ quarterbacks in 2018. After just one season, Dallas promoted Moore to offensive coordinator, a role he held from 2019 until last weekend. The Chargers, of course, have some of the best offensive staff in the NFL with a young star quarterback. justin herbert leading the way.

As a college player, Moore won Player of the Year for his respective conference in three straight seasons to end his career: Boise State transitioned from the WAC to the Mountain West Conference before his senior campaign. The former three-star recruit of Prosser (Washington) led the Broncos to a 50-3 record in four seasons as a starter under the former BSU head coach. chris petersen.

Moore went undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft but held on to the Lions, with whom he played for three seasons. In 2015, Moore signed with the Cowboys and spent three seasons in Dallas as a backup initially behind Tony Romo and later behind Prescott.

Moving forward, Moore will mentor one of the NFL’s best young players in Herbert. The former Oregon star led Los Angeles to the playoffs for the first time in his career last season, where they fell to trevor lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars in the wild card round after losing a huge lead.

Herbert took a small step back in 2022 in most statistical categories, completing 68.2% of his passes for 4,739 yards and 25 touchdowns against 10 interceptions. Moore will also have Pro Bowl-level talent like running back Austin Ekeler and wide receiver. Keenan Allen at your disposal with the Chargers.

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First, however, Herbert must rehab from shoulder injury that will keep him out of the Pro Bowl. Former Eugene (Oregon) three-star prospect Sheldon had an injury-plagued third season in the NFL, while battling a fractured rib cartilage he suffered during the Chargers’ Week 2 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs after taking a hard hit in the fourth quarter.

Cameron Salerno contributed to this report.