Los Angeles Chargers Boost Staff With Andy Bischoff As TE Coach

Andy Bischoff is joining the Los Angeles Chargers to help their improve the tight end unit and the run game. @Chargers_LAFB | #BoltUP

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FootballScoop reported today that, “Andy Bischoff is leaving the Giants staff to join Jim’s staff in LA. Bischoff will be the team’s tight ends coach/run game coordinator.” Jim Harbaugh has been filling the coaching staff of the Los Angeles Chargers at lightning speed, so this marks one of the many changes that are still to come. 

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About Andy Bischoff 

Bischoff first gained experience working at Cretin-Derham Hall High School and over his years there (1993 to 2007) spent time in various positions such as offensive line coach, run game coordinator, co-offensive coordinator, offensive coordinator, and assistant head coach.

Before coming to the NFL, he worked in the Canadian Football League with the Montreal Alouettes as the running backs and offensive quality control coach in 2008, then as the running backs coach, special teams coordinator, and assistant to the head coach from 2010 to 2012. The Montreal Alouettes won back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010 when he was coaching there.

He entered the NFL coaching cycle in 2013 for the Bears as a tight ends coach and staff coordinator. Then in 2015 joined the Ravens as the offensive quality coach. For the Ravens he was also an offensive assistant (2016) and an assistant tight ends coach (2018 to 2020). He then did a stint as the tight ends coach in Houston in 2021 before becoming the tight ends coach for the Giants in 2022. 

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Why Bischoff is the Right Fit for The Los Angeles Chargers

Given Bischoff’s past experience coaching tight ends and as a run game coordinator, he is a natural fit for the position. Bischoff’s past with the Ravens is also a big indicator as to why he’d fit within Harbaugh’s staff. Harbaugh trusts his brother, John Harbaugh, tremendously and anyone from that team is seen as an asset.

Tight end Mark Andrews was drafted the first year Bischoff was the assistant tight ends coach with the Ravens, and by Andrews’ second year in the league, he had 10 receiving touchdowns, 68 receptions, and 891 receiving yards, and all of those stats were the highest of the receivers and tight ends on the team that year.

Though the tight ends were not the most talked about players in New York in the last couple of years, tight end Darren Waller did add a little spring in the step of the offense in 2023 with 552 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown, and the second most receptions of the team (52).

The tight ends under Bischoff’s watch had some great performances, so it’ll be exciting to see what he’ll bring out of any current Chargers tight ends that may remain on the roster (such as Donald Parham, who is set for free agency in 2025) or any elite rookies drafted. Many of the credible draft experts expect the Chargers to draft Brock Bowers in the first round with the #5 pick.

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