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LA Chargers: Head coach candidates most likely to replace Anthony Lynn

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll walks on the field during warm ups for the game against the Miami Dolphins at New Era Field on October 20, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo defeats Miami 31-21. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll walks on the field during warm ups for the game against the Miami Dolphins at New Era Field on October 20, 2019 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo defeats Miami 31-21. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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The Anthony Lynn era of LA Chargers football has come to an end. Who are some of the names that might replace him?

Anthony Lynn was fired by the LA Chargers today after a 7-9 2020 season. While there was some belief that his four game win streak at the end of the season could buy him another year, that ended up not being the case:

Statement from Dean Spanos pic.twitter.com/aR8z0OqnEG

— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) January 4, 2021

As said by Dean Spanos in his statement, the coaching search starts now. The Chargers have one of the most attractive openings in the sport with talent on the team like Keenan Allen, Derwin James, Joey Bosa, and Austin Ekeler.

There are plenty of other guys that you could mention here, but the crown jewel is of course 22 year old Justin Herbert. The salary cap and draft ammo they have are decent as well.

Brian Daboll

As of now, Brian Daboll is the likeliest candidate to become the next coach of the Chargers. He does have a relationship with Tom Telesco as the two of them both went to the same high school in New York. Both of them have Bob Lamonte as their agent.

Other than the connections to Telesco, he really fits what the Chargers need right now. They want someone to continue Justin Herbert’s development and take him to the next level. Daboll is partially responsible for the massive step forward that Josh Allen took this season. The Bills’ offense is humming at over 30 points per game this season.

The aggressiveness of Daboll’s play calling will certainly draw the attention of the Chargers as well. Lynn had a tendency to pursue more conservative play calling once he built a lead. As we’ve seen in the last month for Buffalo, they’re never comfortable with any lead. Daboll has employed a pass happy, foot on the gas mentality.

The Chargers’ weapons should also interest Daboll. Outside of Stefon Diggs, Los Angeles has better weapons than Buffalo. Hunter Henry is certainly an upgrade over someone like Dawson Knox. Austin Ekeler is a step up from Moss or Singletary.

Without a doubt in my mind, Daboll is in the lead for the Chargers’ head coaching opening.

Brian Daboll: 75% chance

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