|1989 San Diego Chargers season|
|Head coach||Dan Henning|
|General manager||Steve Ortmayer|
|Home field||Jack Murphy Stadium|
|Division place||5th AFC West|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
The 1989 San Diego Chargers season was the franchise's 20th season in the National Football League (NFL), its 30th overall and the first season under head coach Dan Henning's.The team matched on their 6–10 record from 1988.
Special teams coaches
After a falling out with Head Coach Mike Ditka, Jim McMahon was traded from the Chicago Bears to San Diego. He started 11 games for a dreadful 6–10 Chargers team in 1989. He went 4–7 in the games he started, though the team lost 4 of those games by a combined 11 points in spite of his spotty play at times. He only had 4 games over 200 yds, but had 389 yds against the Houston Oilers in a Week 2 loss. He also had a falling out with team players, management and Coach Dan Henning in his year with San Diego with his lackluster play and ego. He was benched for the final four games and finished the year with 2,132 yds, 10 TDs and 10 INTs. He was released and moved on to backup Randall Cunningham on the Philadelphia Eagles in 1990.
|1||September 10, 1989||at Los Angeles Raiders||L 40–14|
|2||September 17, 1989||Houston Oilers||L 34–27|
|3||September 24, 1989||Kansas City Chiefs||W 21–6|
|4||October 1, 1989||at Phoenix Cardinals||W 24–13|
|5||October 8, 1989||at Denver Broncos||L 16–10|
|6||October 15, 1989||Seattle Seahawks||L 17–16|
|7||October 22, 1989||New York Giants||L 20–13|
|8||October 29, 1989||at Seattle Seahawks||L 10–7|
|9||November 5, 1989||Philadelphia Eagles||W 20–17|
|10||November 12, 1989||Los Angeles Raiders||W 14–12|
|11||November 19, 1989||at Pittsburgh Steelers||L 20–17|
|12||November 26, 1989||at Indianapolis Colts||L 10–6|
|13||December 3, 1989||New York Jets||L 20–17|
|14||December 10, 1989||at Washington Redskins||L 26–21|
|15||December 17, 1989||at Kansas City Chiefs||W 20–13|
|16||December 24, 1989||Denver Broncos||W 19–16|
|Kansas City Chiefs||8||7||1||.531||3–5||6–7–1||307||286||W1|
|Los Angeles Raiders||8||8||0||.500||3–5||6–6||315||297||L2|
|San Diego Chargers||6||10||0||.375||4–4||4–8||266||290||W2|
Awards and honors
- Stetz, Michael (January 13, 2007). "Still a superstar after 27 seasons". The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved September 9, 2011.
Ultimately, it was brought back, but with a more modern sound. The Chargers hired a local producer, Bo Donovan, to update the song in 1989.
- 1989 NFL Pro Bowlers – Pro-Football-Reference.com