2. The LA Chargers will side with Justin Herbert at the end of the day
The LA Chargers drafted Justin Herbert with the sixth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and he absolutely is the future of the team. Love the selection or hate it, he is the quarterback of the future and the team’s success for at least the next half-decade hinders on his ability.
If the Chargers struggle in 2020 and a part of that has to do with Lynn not trusting Herbert to come into the game then it would not be all that surprising to see the front office find a coach that better meshes with Herbert and can essentially take him under his wing.
We see this all the time in the NFL. A young quarterback comes into the league and does not fit in the existing system in year one and then that system gets overhauled in favor of the quarterback in year two. Just look at the Cleveland Browns with Baker Mayfield.
Heck, sometimes it is even more extreme where a team will select a quarterback with an early pick in the first round two years in a row just to fit to the new head coach (Kyle Murray and Kliff Kingsbury on the Arizona Cardinals).
A bad season may lead to the team hiring someone that is a ‘Herbert Guy’ that can best put him in a situation to succeed. Heck, while I would not love it personally, I would not be shocked if Pep Hamilton was in the running for that job, if it opened, if he proves to have a good relationship with Herbert after this season.