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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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Pro: It gives the LA Chargers a better chance of drafting Penei Sewell

I understand that Anthony Lynn is a fantastic human being and supposedly is a great mentor but at this point, I think it is safe to say that the team has more of a chance of losing with him being the head coach rather than bringing someone else new in.

There have been so many terrible examples of clock management, timely decisions and the overall drive that his team possesses to say that the Chargers would be worse off with an interim head coach. I am not sure if it can get worse.

That means that the LA Chargers have a better chance of being able to draft Oregon offensive tackle, Penei Sewell. Sewell is the dream target in the 2021 NFL Draft as he is one of the best tackle prospects that we have seen in years.

He would instantly bolster the Chargers’ offensive line and hopefully help establish a new culture and foundation in which the team can build towards for the future.

The problem is that Sewell should not get past the Cincinnati Bengals nor Dallas Cowboys in the draft order. To get Sewell, the Chargers need to lose out and need both Cincinnati and Dallas to win just one game.

That certainly is possible, especially considering that the Bengals and Cowboys play each other next week. Someone has to win that game, right (technically they can tie but let’s just ignore that).

Lynn has not won a division game since the end of the 2018 season and is 7-14 against the AFC West since becoming the head coach. With three division games to end the season, it isn’t crazy to think that the Chargers could lose out with Lynn steering the ship.

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