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LA Chargers: One pro and con of letting Anthony Lynn finish the season

Dec 6, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn walks off the field after the game against the New England Patriots at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 6, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn walks off the field after the game against the New England Patriots at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Reports indicate that the LA Chargers are not ready to move on from Anthony Lynn.

The LA Chargers have had one of the most disappointing seasons in recent memory and in a year that has been so awful for Charger fans they somehow managed to one-up themselves in Week 13.

Despite having a roster that, at the very worst, was just as talented as the New England Patriots, the Chargers were blown out on their home turf, 45-0. It is the worst shutout loss in team history and one that was shameful to watch.

It was the perfect metaphor for what has been the problem this season: coaching. From Anthony Lynn and beyond the Chargers coaching staff has been terrible this season and the Patriots showcased what it looks like to maximize the potential of your roster — something the Chargers have been able to do.

Heck, the Chargers have gotten the best rookie season in NFL history out of Justin Herbert and have only won two games with him starting. Just imagine how many wins Herbert would have under his belt with Bill Belichick.

For many, this was viewed as the last straw in what has become an ongoing hot seat saga for Lynn. However, initial reports indicate that Lynn has yet again survived the chopping block, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport:

Sources: As disappointing as the #Patriots loss was, no #Chargers head coaching change is imminent. The organization has a tremendous amount of respect for Anthony Lynn, always has, and would prefer to evaluate everything at the end of the year.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 7, 2020

Of course, things can change, but if Lynn survived this onslaught then I think he truly will survive the rest of the season. The hope now, for many Charger fans, is that he does not still have the job at the start of next season.

Realistically, firing Lynn now won’t really change anything. The Chargers are eliminated from the playoffs and whoever the team brings in to be an interim coach is not going to be the head coach next season. They need an entire staff overhaul.

But there is one big pro and one big con of letting Lynn finish out the season and coach the final four games. Let’s dive into them.

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