Chargers Won’t Make Decision On HC Anthony Lynn Until After Season


According to Ian Rapoport, the Chargers won’t make a decision on HC Anthony Lynn and his job status with the organization until after the season. 

Anthony Lynn

Despite the 45-0 loss to the Patriots Sunday and Los Angeles’ 3-9 record on the season, Rapoport says there’s a ton of respect for Lynn’s leadership ability inside the building

Rapoport adds the team wants to wait until the end of the season to fully evaluate Lynn and doesn’t plan to fire him midseason at this time. 

However, it’s still fair to say Lynn’s status is in doubt if things don’t improve for the Chargers. 

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. Earlier this year, they signed him to a one-year extension through 2021. 

During his three years with the Chargers, Lynn has led the team to a record of 29-32 (47.5 percent), which includes one playoff appearance.

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2 months ago

I get the concept of being consistent with not firing a coach mid season for hiring future coaching candidates but there needs to be accountability and a sense of urgency. This is a microcosm of this inept ownership, they are complacent with being less than average. But at least they have a bunch of nice people in the building.

They got lucky this year the stadium wasn’t full of patriots fans. Have fun in LA.