Reports: Chargers set to hire Joe Hortiz as GM

Baltimore Ravens personnel director Joe Hortiz is set to become the Los Angeles Chargers general manager, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

Hortiz and the Chargers, who last week hired Jim Harbaugh as their head coach, reportedly were finalizing a contract.

Hortiz, 48, served in his current role with the Ravens since 2019, having worked for the team for 26 years. Baltimore’s head coach since 2008 has been John Harbaugh, Jim Harbaugh’s brother.

Teaming with former Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome and current Ravens GM Eric DeCosta, Hortiz helped shape two Super Bowl championship teams and a club that went an NFL-best 13-4 this season before losing to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game.

Tom Telesco was the Chargers’ general manager until Dec. 15, when he and head coach Brandon Staley were fired after a 63-21 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders dropped Los Angeles’ record to 5-9.

The Chargers went 0-3 under interim head coach Giff Smith to finish the season. Telesco was hired last week as the Raiders general manager.

Los Angeles finished 18th in total offense this season (329.4 yards per game), 21st in scoring offense (20.4 points per game), 28th in total defense (362.9 ypg) and 24th in scoring defense (23.4 ppg).