Now in his 35th NFL season and 25th with the Chargers, Ed McGuire has worked his way up the football operations staff with the Chargers since joining the team in 1998. Named Executive Vice President of Football Administration/Player Finance in January 2013, McGuire serves as the club's chief negotiator and manages the salary cap while overseeing compliance of NFL and Collective Bargaining Agreement rules. He has been a member of the NFL Player Insurance Trust since 2002.
McGuire's previous roles with the Chargers include Coordinator of Football Operations (1998-00), Vice President of Football Operations (2000-06), Executive Vice President of Football Operations (2007) and Executive Vice President of Football Operations — Assistant General Manager (2008-12).
Throughout his tenure with the Chargers, McGuire has negotiated numerous long-term contracts and contract extensions. In 2004, he negotiated an eight-year contract extension for Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson, who earned NFL MVP honors in 2006 and led the league in rushing in back-to-back seasons (2006-07) during the contract. At the time, the deal was the largest contract signed by a running back in NFL history. McGuire also negotiated Philip Rivers' six-year, 92 million-dollar contract extension in 2009 — the largest player contract negotiated in team history at the time — and Rivers' 2015 contract extension.
In the past two years, McGuire negotiated new contracts and extensions for several key players, including standouts Keenan Allen, Joey Bosa and Mike Williams, locking up three of the team's best players for the foreseeable future.
McGuire joined the Chargers after serving as the Senior Manager of Labor Operations for the NFL's Management Council from 1996-98. He was the league's Manager of Player Personnel from 1991-96 and originally joined the NFL in 1987 as a Player Personnel Analyst. McGuire also worked in the Player Personnel department for the United States Football League from 1984-86.
During his tenure in the National Football League office, McGuire became a leading expert on the NFL's salary cap and Collective Bargaining Agreement, which was created in 1993 between the NFL and the NFL Players Association.
Born in Riverhead, N.Y., McGuire graduated with a degree in athletic administration in 1984 from St. John's University in Jamaica, N.Y. He played football and baseball at Riverhead High.
McGuire and his wife, Jane, have two children — son, Kevin, and daughter, Shannon — and reside in Laguna Niguel, Calif.