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LA Chargers: Why 2020 could be Anthony Lynn’s last season

CARSON, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 06: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers yells from the sideline against the Denver Broncos at Dignity Health Sports Park on October 06, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
CARSON, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 06: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers yells from the sideline against the Denver Broncos at Dignity Health Sports Park on October 06, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

1. His commitment to Tyrod Taylor as the LA Chargers quarterback

Anthony Lynn is legitimately bullish on Tyrod Taylor as the LA Chargers starting quarterback and if everything goes as planned, Justin Herbert won’t see the field in his rookie season outside of maybe one meaningless game if the Chargers are in a playoff position.

Now, there are two extreme realities that could transpire from this. If the Chargers are a great team and Taylor plays exceptionally then Lynn will look like a genius and rightfully so. This absolutely is a possibility.

However, if the Chargers struggle next season, win six or fewer games and Lynn holds onto Taylor as the starting quarterback too long amidst struggles then it is not going to be a great look. Obviously, the front office also has a say in the quarterback situation, but it appears as if the belief in Tyrod is fueled by Lynn.

There is nothing wrong with that and again, even if the team goes 7-9 or better then Lynn will most likely be fine and that is the most likely outcome. However, with other quarterback options to be a bridge quarterback this season, as well as the potential of Justin Herbert, if Lynn holds onto the Taylor train for too long then it could hurt his job status.

In a way, Taylor could be a catalyst for Lynn potentially losing his job or getting a lengthy extension (his contract runs through the 2021 season).

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