Adam Schefter reports that the Chargers have signed HC Anthony Lynn to an extension that keeps him under team control for multiple years.
Lynn was entering the final year of his current deal, so this will offer him a measure of security as the Chargers prepare to enter their new stadium.
A source tells Schefter that Lynn signed the deal shortly before the Super Bowl.
Lynn, 51, played six seasons in the NFL for the Broncos and 49ers before taking his first coaching job in 2000 as the Broncos’ special teams assistant. He had brief stints with the Jaguars, Cowboys, Browns and Jets as their running backs coach before he was hired by the Bills in 2015.
Buffalo promoted Lynn to offensive coordinator after firing Greg Roman and he later took over for Rex Ryan towards the end of the 2016 season. The Chargers later hired him as their head coach in 2017.
During his three years with the Chargers, Lynn has led the team to a record of 26-22 (54.2 percent), which includes one playoff appearance.