The regular season is over and more than half of the teams in the NFL will begin their offseason.
Coaches will be fired in the coming days after unsuccessful 2020 campaigns and not shockingly, one of those people is LA Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn.
Statement from Dean Spanos pic.twitter.com/aR8z0OqnEG
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) January 4, 2021
Lynn will met with Chargers ownership on Monday and was told they will move in a different direction.
The 52-year-old head coach is in this fourth season with the Chargers.
Under Lynn, the Chargers have posted two seasons over .500:
2017: 9-7; barely missed out on playoffs
2018: 12-4; lost 41-28 in the Divisional round of playoffs
2019: 5-11; eliminated from playoffs
2020: 6-9; eliminated from playoffs
It’s been a frustrating time to say the least.
However, along came a savior who just may be taking the Chargers on a successful path for years to come.
That is Justin Herbert.
And Lynn doesn't appear to be the one to see it through.
The Chargers Drafted the former four-year starting quarterback at Oregon who was the Rose Bowl Offensive MVP.
Lynn was hesitant to name Herbert his starting quarterback even with 10-year veteran Tyrod Taylor was sidelined with a punctured lung and no timetable for a return.
Herbert may have made it harder to fire Lynn, but not impossible.
The Chargers have won six games this season, and that is on the shoulders of Herbert, not Lynn.
It's probably better for Herbert's growth that Lynn made it through the season and will hopefully help him in the long run once the Chargers can get a coach to elevate Herbert even more.
Time will tell, but the Chargers are potentially facing the most important hiring decision of their entire franchise.