Chargers name Kellen Moore offensive coordinator
Former Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore is joining the Los Angeles Chargers in the same role after agreeing to terms Monday, the team announced.
Moore and the Cowboys mutually agreed to part ways Sunday after he spent 2019-22 as Dallas' play-caller. The 34-year-old served as the club's quarterback coach in 2018.
The Cowboys' offense ranked 11th in yards per game (354.9) and fourth in points per game (27.5) this season. Running back Tony Pollard, wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, and guard Zack Martin were named to the Pro Bowl for the Cowboys, while center Tyler Biadasz was selected as Jason Kelce's alternate.
Los Angeles ranked ninth in yards (359.3) and 13th in points (23) per contest under former offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi, who was fired earlier in January.
Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is widely viewed as one of the league's most talented passers. In 2022, he recorded 4,739 passing yards, 25 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions.
Moore spent time as a player with the Detroit Lions (2012-14) and Cowboys (2015-17) as a backup quarterback following a standout career at Boise State. His only playing time came in 2015, when he threw four touchdowns and six interceptions in three appearances.