No L.A. Chargers quite yet

As expected, the San Diego Chargers will remain the San Diego Chargers in 2012.

The San Diego Union Tribune reports the team has exercised its yearly option with Qualcomm Stadium. The lease runs through 2020, but the team can trigger an out clause each year.

With the Chargers considered a potential favorite to land in Los Angeles each year, this could be an issue. But it won’t be this year. Thus, Norv Tuner and A.J. Smith will be working for their Chargers’ lives in San Diego.

In other AFC West news:

ESPN Stats & Information looks at Denver quarterback Tim Tebow’s accomplishments Sunday in a stunning wild-card win against visiting Pittsburgh. Meanwhile, Tebow probably had something to do with Sunday’s game being the highest rated wild-card television game in 24 years.

Former Chargers and Chiefs coach Marty Schottenheimer will interview with Tamp Bay for the head-coaching job.