Although not a massive surprise, the Los Angeles Chargers will now be looking for their next head coach this offseason.
The Los Angeles Chargers announced that they have fired head coach Anthony Lynn one day after the team finished with a 7-9 record. Lynn finishes his time out west with a 33-31 record in his four seasons with one playoff appearance.
Lynn comes with two edges of a sword. He was hired in 2017 and started off great with two winning years. He even picked up a playoff win over the Baltimore Ravens in 2018. But the team regressed significantly over the past two seasons, mostly due to both injures and clock management concerns by Lynn.
In the end, his clock ran out before he could fix the style of play.
Los Angeles is an enticing hire due to location and the biggest need for a team being completed. Justin Herbert broke a rookie record with 31 touchdown passes and the team is filled with blue-chip players for a quick turnaround.
Now, who’s the right fit?
Five potential coaching options of the Los Angeles Chargers
Sometimes it’s best to go with what you know. If that’s the case, maybe Los Angeles will bring back a name Chargers fans know far too well.
Nick Sirianni spent five years with the franchise during the Mike McCoy era as a wide receiver’s coach. He also remained on staff for the start of Lynn’s tenure before being offered the offensive coordinator job under former Chargers OC Frank Reich.
So far, the Colts offense hasn’t missed a beat.
Philip Rivers accredited his success this season with Indy due to play designs found in Los Angeles. The 39-year-old produced better results than 2019, but not as great as his near MVP season two years prior. However, with a young receiving corp and plethora of weapons, the Colts’ finished top 10 in total offense.
Riech still is the play-caller for Indianapolis, but the 39-year-old has learned under his regime twice. A system similar to the Colts’ head coach might only expand the passing attack of Herbert and add another element in a quiet run game.
It’s not the best hire, but it’s one fans will recognize immediately.