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LA Chargers: The best new job fits for Anthony Lynn

CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 15: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers and head coach Mike Zimmer of the Minnesota Vikings shake hands after the game at Dignity Health Sports Park on December 15, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 15: Head coach Anthony Lynn of the Los Angeles Chargers and head coach Mike Zimmer of the Minnesota Vikings shake hands after the game at Dignity Health Sports Park on December 15, 2019 in Carson, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

Anthony Lynn needs a new job as he will no longer be coaching the LA Chargers.

The LA Chargers announced on Monday that they were parting ways with four-year head coach, Anthony Lynn. This comes after a second-consecutive disappointing losing season in which the Chargers wildly underperformed, lost too many close games and were not coached properly in the game.

Lynn’s clock management and in-game decisions became a bit of a meme in the NFL and it directly burned the Chargers. While the Bolts’ 7-9 record is not that terrible, there are several losses in which coaching impacted the outcome.

  • Week 2 vs. Kansas City: Punting to Patrick Mahomes on fourth and one in overtime
  • Week 4 vs. Tampa Bay: Running a pointless draw play that was fumbled, provided the spark
  • Week 5 vs. New Orleans: Passing playcalling with a lead that allowed the Saints to creep in
  • Week 9 vs. Las Vegas: Terrible decision to call back-to-back goal-line fades with the game on the line
  • Week 10 vs. Miami: Unprepared special teams unit and a thorough out-coaching job
  • Week 13 vs. New England: Similar rosters, lost 45-0 because of the coaching difference

Other games could potentially be on this list as well but these are the ones that were surefire because of coaching decisions. If the Chargers go 3-3 in these games then they would have been 10-6, putting them right in the playoff hunt.

Anthony Lynn still has value as a football coach, though. While his in-game decisions are shaky, he is an excellent player’s coach, motivator and seemingly an all-around great person. He is widely respected in the league and rightfully so. He will get a job elsewhere.

But where will that job be? While a lot is still up in the air, there are three specific jobs that make the most sense for Lynn moving forward.

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