Anthony Lynn Fired By Chargers

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The Los Angeles Chargers have announced that they have parted ways with Anthony Lynn:

Lynn went 32-32 in four seasons with the Chargers. The Chargers now join the Jaguars, Lions, Jets, Texans, and Falcons as franchises with head coach openings.

Aside from the Jaguars, who have about $100 million in cap space and are expected to select Trevor Lawrence first overall, this Chargers opening might be the most appealing one out there. Justin Herbert looks like a star quarterback in the making, and he still has three years remaining on his rookie contract. Throw in living in Los Angeles and playing in a new stadium, and the Chargers should be able to attract a high-level candidate for the job.


Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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    • I’m a Cowboys fan and to be honest I was ready to move on from Garrett, but after watching McCarthy and Nolan completely suck the joint, I’d be happy to have Garrett back. I personally think Kellen Moore stayed because Jerry Jones told him he’s next in line

      • I think McCarthy is a horrible fit in Dallas, and Lynn could be a good fit there. McCarthy’s game decision making is awful. Lynn like all Chargers coaches since Bobby Ross has had a crappy kicker, which he wouldn’t have in Dallas.

        • Lynn’s game & clock management had plenty to do with most of those single score losses. If he has a lead mid 3rd qtr, he will go into “turtle” mode, and stop being aggressive, basically run, run, run, and stop throwing the ball.

          • That’s a league wide issue. After any close loss the blame always goes to bad clock management or the prevent defense. I’m not saying Lynn was a great coach, but I think he can succeed elsewhere. Whoever the Chargers coach is needs to be able to overcome whatever it is that haunts the organization. Given the Spanos inability to make good decisions, they become the Jets west.

    • Really! And the taxes, traffic, homelessness, and house prices in So Cal….the Chargers should have moved to Tijuana. Could have kept their fan base, built their stadium at 1/10 the cost right on the border, paid off the Governor of that state to avoid paying taxes, it would have been a win win…..yes, you’d need a passport to go a game, and no, no one would attend a night game, but that’s just the trade off you have to accept.

  1. This will probably be a new coach that doesn’t have to satisfy that braniac Troy Vincent’s pet project which is supposed to help minority coaches get hired. Robert Salah maybe. Charger’s wouldn’t give a shit about giving the 49er’s a draft pick. Eric Bienemy might not get this opportunity because of the Vincent rule. There are other jobs out there but seemingly with Herbert at QB and a decent defense this job (aside from it being in CA) might very well be the best of bunch.

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