Everything is going right for your Los Angeles Chargers on the coaching side of things.
After many teams were poaching around, the Chargers will retain their incumbent special teams coordinator Ryan Ficken.
ESPN's Khris Rhim was among the first to report.
Can confirm the NFL Network report that Special Teams coordinator Ryan Ficken will be returning.— Kris Rhim (@krisrhim1) February 10, 2024
It’s a multiyear deal for Ficken, per source. pic.twitter.com/UkxeTEgIze
According to Rhim, it is a multi-year deal.
This comes as no surprise, as the team blocked him from interviewing elsewhere.
Los Angeles Chargers are now set with coordinators on all facets of the game, led by their new offensive coordinator, Greg Roman, defensive coordinator, Jesse Minter, and now Ficken.
Ficken led the special teams to new heights in 2023. He coordinated his unit to lead the NFL by allowing 3.1 yards per punt return, which was the best average allowed by any team charger in 50 years. On top of that, he also oversaw the AFC's top kicking unit, making 31-of-33 field goals despite their injury woes on the kicking side.
His unit was among the bright spots of 2023, and retaining him is a massive win for the organization. Ficken deserves his new deal. Welcome back, Ryan!