After a first-round exit from the playoffs, the Los Angeles Chargers are already making personnel changes heading into 2023.
This morning, it was announced that the team would be hiring Kellen Moore as their new offensive coordinator.
Not only does Moore bring exciting experience from the Dallas Cowboys, but he was a leading force in an intriguing statistical category.
2022 quarterback target depth
Chargers: 6.3 yds (#32)
Cowboys*: 8.2 yds (#10)
*with Dak Prescott https://t.co/LtYOE7tLic
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) January 30, 2023
In 2022, the Chargers were dead last in the league in terms of quarterback target depth, whereas the Cowboys were tenth.
What does that mean for Justin Herbert and the offense?
It could mean a world of difference, especially in consideration of their key pass-catchers, Mike Williams and Keenan Allen.
With a higher depth of target comes bigger plays, something that Allen and Williams have ample experience with.
Under Moore, Herbert and the Chargers’ entire offense could thrive.
If they can open up the deep ball next season, their already-strong run game could improve even more.
Austin Ekeler could have improved success running the ball and could be used as less of a receiving back than he was this season.
Overall, this change at OC should be impactful to the Chargers’ entire team.
They have a lot of superstar talent on both sides of the ball but haven’t been able to put a complete season together yet.
With any luck, Moore can be the leading force in this change.
In a division that has been constantly led by Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, the Chargers can use all the help they can get.NEXT: The Chargers Move Quick And Fill The OC Role