Reason against: Anthony Lynn has not necessarily been dealt the best hand
The LA Chargers have been extremely unfortunate to start the season and while Anthony Lynn has made mistakes that we will get to, he definitely has not been dealt the best hand this season.
I will say that Lynn lucked out with Justin Herbert. Herbert is already lightyears ahead of Tyrod Taylor and while Taylor’s situation is terribly awful, Lynn did get lucky that Herbert was this ready this quickly.
Besides that, the Chargers have once again had awful injury luck. It started with Derwin James in training camp and it has not stopped there.
Drue Tranquill had to be placed on the injured reserve after an injury early in Week 1. Melvin Ingram has been out, Chris Harris has been out and will continue to be out, Joey Bosa is banged up, Nick Vigil is out.
Offensive the Chargers have been without their projected starting center, right guard and right tackle on top of already having a questionable left side. Austin Ekeler is going to miss quite some time, Mike Williams missed some games, Keenan Allen had to leave in Week 5 with back spasms.
The list goes on and on and the fact of the matter is that Lynn has had to deal with some really significant injuries at the worst time. It is not like the Chargers have had a cupcake schedule thus far.
While the Carolina game was inexcusable, the Chargers’ other three losses were against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.
It does sting that the Las Vegas Raiders beat both the Saints and Chiefs, but those are not three easy games, especially while dealing with the injuries that the Chargers are dealing with.