The San Diego Chargers have hired a new general manager.

He is Tom Telesco, the vice president of football operations for the Indianapolis Colts. He will replace fired general manager, A.J. Smith. Telesco beat out Jimmy Raye, the Chargers' director of player personnel.

His first task with the Chargers will be to help select a new coach to replace, Norv Turner, who was fired along with Smith on Dec. 31st after the Chargers missed the playoffs for the third straight season.