With all the firings occurring on "Black Monday" in the NFL, it looks like one coach most thought would be fired could be safe after all. Clark Judge of CBS Sports reports that it's very possible that San Diego Chargers head coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith could stick around with the team.
Turner has two years left on his contract at $3 million per, and Smith has three years left at $2 million per season. According to the source, he believes that ownership is reluctant to fire each or both, then have to pay them.
But there's more to it than that. Quarterback Philip Rivers is a big fan of Turner and voiced his support Sunday for his embattled head coach. Team president Dean Spanos is reluctant to fire Turner, too, one reason he wants time to sit on the decision.
Chargers owner Alex Spanos backed off the feeling that Turner was as good as gone, stating that he would need a few days to evaluate his decision.
Check out SB Nation's Bolts From The Blue for more on Turner and where he stands as the Chargers head coach.