It's not often you see a coach wave the white flag like that, but few things are as certain in the NFL landscape right now as Turner being done in San Diego after a 7-9 season.
Turner has gone 56-40 in six seasons with the Chargers, but he's just 24-24 since 2010. If Turner chooses to stay in coaching on the NFL level, he'll likely have his choice of several teams as an offensive coordinator. Another head-coaching opportunity is not promised, however.
"It's tough," Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said of Turner. "You've played quarterback for a guy for 102 games. That's a lot of time spent. A lot of fun, a lot of hard work, plenty of disagreements and aggravations. It's hard.
"Other than my dad, I don't know that there has been a coach that you've had so much respect for and trust for. Six years is a long time."
And now Turner's time is up.
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