With plenty of potential head coaches on the market, the LA Chargers shouldn’t wait to fire head coach Anthony Lynn.
The LA Chargers have now won three games in a row, all of which have been one-score games. We all know that closing out games has been the big issue for this franchise as of late. It’s nice to see the team win close games but it shouldn’t distract you from the fact that this team needs a new life.
In a season full of miscues and bad coaching, the organization is making a mistake by waiting until the end of the season to evaluate their plans with Anthony Lynn.
There are several top candidates worthy of a head coaching gig this year and the sooner you can get to interview these guys the better. Listen, Anthony Lynn seems like a great guy but it’s time for a change. You have a star rookie quarterback on a cheap deal. You must take advantage of that while you can.
On paper, this roster is a playoff contender if everyone is healthy. Yes, staying healthy is a big if for the Chargers every year. However, injuries can’t be an excuse anymore. Look at what is going on with the San Francisco 49ers right now.
The team has been plagued with injuries all season long on both sides of the ball, yet they still have a top-five defense in the league. The staff can get the best out of their players regardless of who is on the field. That doesn’t seem to be the case for the Chargers.
It feels like there’s a chance ownership will retain Lynn and hope with a healthy roster that he can get this team back to their 2018 form. He’s built a good relationship with the front office and who knows how they feel about him now after such a disappointing season.
Bringing back Lynn will be a huge mistake and could possibly leave this team without an opportunity to bring in a guy like Brian Daboll. Seeing what Daboll has done with Josh Allen has been incredible.
In addition, Daboll is a hot commodity right now. Many teams will ask for permission to interview him and rightfully so. As mentioned before, it’s good to move on from Lynn as soon as you can. The Texans and Lions have already begun their search for head coaches and general managers.
The last thing you want to do is be late to the party and settle for a hire you really don’t want or be stuck with a head coach who’s already on the hot seat. If the LA Chargers start slow in 2021, you can assure yourself that we’ll hear rumblings about him losing his job.