Mike McCoy nearing deal with Chargers, according to report

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Although the Cardinals were believed to be meeting with Mike McCoy, it's being reported that McCoy and the Chargers are close to a deal that will make him the new head coach in San Diego.

The San Diego Chargers are expected to hire Mike McCoy as their new head coach, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. The deal isn't done yet but rumors have been swirling that he was bound for San Diego.

The Cardinals were expected to bring McCoy back for another visit, which would've been only the second candidate to get a second look besides Ray Horton.

McCoy, 40, has been the offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos since 2009. He was also the quarterbacks coach in Denver in 2009, and he served multiple coaching positions with the Carolina Panthers between 2000-2008.

McCoy replaces Norv Turner, who was fired Dec. 31. Turner was the head coach in San Diego for six seasons, and led the Chargers to the playoffs in his first three seasons in charge.

Under McCoy's watch this season -- and new quarterback Peyton Manning -- the Broncos scored 30.1 points per game, which was second in the NFL. They averaged 397.9 yards per game, and that was the fourth-best mark in the league.

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