Lions Expected To Move On From OC Anthony Lynn

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Lions and OC Anthony Lynn are expected to part ways following Sunday’s season finale against the Packers. 

Anthony Lynn

Rapoport says it was “never a good fit” between the Lions and Lynn, who had play-calling duties taken away from him midseason.

All indications were that Lions HC Dan Campbell would be looking for a new coordinator this offseason, so this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. 

Lynn, 52, 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 and signed him to a one-year extension last year. 

However, Los Angeles opted to fire Lynn back in January. The Lions hired him as their offensive coordinator. 

During his four years with the Chargers, Lynn led the team to a record of 33-31 (51.6 percent), which includes one playoff appearance.


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