Kellen Moore parted methods with the Dallas Cowboys this offseason and have become the Los Angeles Chargers’ offensive coordinator.
Final week, the Chargers drafted TCU vast receiver Quentin Johnston within the first spherical, and Moore is completely satisfied so as to add Johnson’s expertise.
Johnson will likely be one other weapon for quarterback Justin Herbert to depend on in 2023. The group’s vast receiving corps already included Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Josh Palmer.
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Dallas Cowboys offensive coordinator Kellen Moore throughout a sport in opposition to the Las Vegas Raiders Nov. 25, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. (Richard Rodriguez/Getty Photos)
Moore was requested what Johnson will convey to the Chargers within the upcoming season.
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“To have Q be part of that receiver room with all of the expertise that’s in there in these guys and the expertise, I believe it’s going to be superior for him as a result of he’s going to study a lot from these guys,” Moore stated, by way of the Chargers’ web site.
Moore had an unceremonious exit from Dallas and appeared to take a delicate shot on the expertise on his former group when he spoke concerning the personnel on his present group.
“It’s going to permit us to place these guys in several roles and completely different positions to permit them to achieve success,” Moore stated. “Nobody is ever going to complain about having a receiver room like this room, the place you’ve all of this expertise. I believe we’re actually, actually excited.”
The well being of the Chargers’ vast receiver room will likely be one thing to regulate in 2023. Accidents restricted Allen, a five-time Professional Bowler, to 10 video games final season.
Williams caught 4 landing passes throughout an up-and-down season. He managed to play in 13 video games and completed the yr with 895 receiving yards.
The Chargers hope for higher odds on the well being entrance subsequent season, particularly now that Johnson has been added to the combination.
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Moore additionally shrugged off any issues about Herbert’s well being. The star quarterback underwent shoulder surgical procedure this offseason.
“Clearly, there will likely be some discipline work that Justin might not have the ability to be part of — as a lot as he would need to, we’d all need to — however we’ll meet up with it. Now we have loads of time by way of the coaching camp and all of that,” Moore stated.
Moore will deal with play-calling duties in 2023.