Report: Redskins interested in Chargers' Whisenhunt

Report: Redskins interested in Chargers' Whisenhunt
January 5, 2014, 11:00 am
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Another day, another head coaching candidate has emerged for the Redskins’ vacancy.

The team, which is scheduled to interview Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell on Sunday, have also shown interest in a Chargers’ offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Whisenhunt, 51, is in his first season in San Diego and has widely been credited with reviving quarterback Philip Rivers’ career. From 2007-2011, Whisenhunt was the Cardinals’ head coach, accruing a 45-51 record.

Rapoport also says that the Lions, Vikings and Titans have also shown interest in Whisenhunt, who oversaw the league's fifth-ranked offense in the regular season.

The Chargers face the Bengals on Sunday in an AFC wild card game that features two other candidates the Redskins figure to be interested in speaking to—Cincinnati coordinators Jay Gruden (offense) and Mike Zimmer (defense). 

It’s too early in the process to declare a leader in the Redskins’ search. But this much has become clear: General Manager Bruce Allen has cast a wide net and is interested in hearing many viewpoints.

Allen has already interviewed Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia and Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott. Allen will speak to Caldwell on Sunday at Redskins Park, according to John Wooten of the Fritz Pollard Alliance.

Wooten told on Saturday that Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell is expected to meet with the Redskins soon. Wooten added that his diversity group has also recommended to the Redskins that they speak to Bengals assistant Hue Jackson.