The Los Angeles Chargers have fired offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, the team announced on Monday.
The move comes after the Chargers notched a much-needed close road win on Sunday against the Bears to put them at 3–5 midway through the 2019 season.
"This is not an easy decision and definitely not one that I take lightly," coach Anthony Lynn said in the team's statement. "You win as a team, and you lose as a team. It’s never about just one person. At the end of the day, however, I simply felt a change was needed at this time. I want to thank Ken for his years of service to the Chargers organization and wish him nothing but the best moving forward."
The Chargers offense has struggled so far this season, ranking 23rd in points per game (19.6), 28th in yards per rush (3.48) and tied for 23rd in turnovers (13). The team has rushed for fewer than 40 yards in four straight games since Melvin Gordon returned to the lineup.
Whisenhunt, 57, spent five years in Arizona as the Cardinals' head coach before being hired as the Chargers' offensive coordinator in 2013 under then-head coach Mike McCoy. The Chargers finished the season fifth in the league in total offense that year compared to 31st in 2012.
Whisenhunt joined the Titans as the team's head coach in 2014 before getting fired in 2015 after a 1–6 start to the season. He rejoined the Chargers for a second stint in 2016.
The Chargers will next face the Packers on Sunday, Nov. 3.