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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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(Photo by Shawn Hubbard/XFL via Getty Images)
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Pep Hamilton

What a roller coaster ride 2020 was for Pep Hamilton. He went from being one of the best coaches in the XFL to a quarterbacks coach for Justin Herbert. Hamilton had a lot of responsibility in developing Herbert and you better believe there will be interest from other teams in bringing him in. I also expect there to be some interest for the Chargers.

Offensive coordinator is a likelier role for Hamilton than head coach. But if the demand does get really high for him around the league, the Chargers could offer him head coach in order to keep him around. Hamilton does have lots of experience and currently sits at +900 betting odds to become the next Chargers’ head coach.

Like with some of the other potential coaches on this list, Herbert development plays a huge role here. If Hamilton is viewed as the guy who can take Hebert even higher into the NFL quarterback stratosphere, he may just be the most valuable coach for the Chargers.

This is an ultimately sort of an outside chance, so don’t put too much thought into the idea of it happening. The Chargers promoting a valuable coaching asset should not shock anyone if it does happen though.

Pep Hamilton: 20% chance

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