Out: Norv Turner
Comment: Turner and GM A.J. Smith entered 2012 knowing it was a playoffs-or-bust season, and the Chargers went belly up by midseason under the weight of poor offensive line play that led to another season of regression by former elite QB Philip Rivers. Widely considered a better offensive coordinator than head coach, Turner will be a hot commodity on the assistant coaching circuit.
Candidates: Andy Reid has a home in San Diego and was rumored to be interested in the job, although he's expected to land in Arizona Fired Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is also believed to be interested, while the San Diego Union-Tribune reported the team wants to talk to Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, who led Indianapolis to a 9-3 record while Chuck Pagano was out this season. However, the Chargers are expected to hire a new general manager first.
IN THE AIR: Jim Schwartz, Lions; Ron Rivera, Panthers; Mike Mularkey, Jaguars
SAFE: Jason Garrett, Cowboys; Rex Ryan, Jets; Mike Munchak, Titans