Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports – LA Chargers
The LA Chargers have officially parted ways with head coach Anthony Lynn.
This has been speculated all season and on NFL’s Black Monday the LA Chargers made it official: Anthony Lynn is no longer going to be the head coach of the Bolts, getting fired after four seasons with the team.
Lynn’s tenure started out promising. In his first season, the Bolts were able to overcome an 0-4 start and finish 9-7, missing the playoffs only due to a three-way tie for the sixth seed, as if it was a two-way tie with the Bills the Chargers would have had a tiebreaker.
The Chargers then had their best season since 2009 and finished with the joint-best record in the AFC in 2018, even beating the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Wild Card Round. Then the disappointments started.
The Bolts went 5-11 in 2019 and most of the blame was placed on Philip Rivers. Rivers definitely deserved blame, but he was also masking Anthony Lynn’s biggest deficiencies. In 2020, those deficiencies came to life as the Chargers were one of the worst run teams in the league.
A four-game winning streak to end the season was unable to save Lynn’s job and he finishes his tenure with the Chargers, ironically, with a positive 33-31 record.
Now the attention turns to finding the next head coach and it is imperative that the LA Chargers make the right hire. The Bolts have the foundation to contend for a Super Bowl, they just need the right captain to right the ship.
There are several names connected to the team and when making a decision, the front office has to consider three key factors to find the right head coach.