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LA Chargers: December wins will not save Anthony Lynn’s job

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 27: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers walks the sidelines during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at SoFi Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 27: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers walks the sidelines during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at SoFi Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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The LA Chargers considered a mid-season coaching change

In Ian Rapaport’s report from a few weeks ago, he seems to infer that the Chargers considered a mid-season firing of Lynn due to many of the in game errors. If that’s the case, Lynn is effectively a lame duck with the Chargers.

That didn’t come to fruition simply because the Chargers haven’t operated in that way in many years. They also do have a lot of respect for Lynn as a person for his charitable efforts. He also did lead the team through a pandemic and racial tensions this offseason.

In regards to the job though, a firing is almost certain with the organization not being sold on him past this season. Also consider Lynn’s contract situation. He has one year left on his deal, which is always when front offices decide to fire or extend their coaching staffs.

With the report that they were prepared to fire Lynn if it came to it, I can’t imagine them extending him. Very rarely do coaches get to turn their season around to that extent barring a surprise playoff berth.

The Chargers aren’t letting Lynn coach on the last year of his deal without an extension. The reporting doesn’t make it seem like they’re anywhere close to extending him.

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