Chargers fire coach Anthony Lynn after failing to make playoffs againJeff Miller
Mon, January 4, 2021, 10:44 AM CST
The Chargers have parted ways with coach Anthony Lynn following the team's 7-9 season. (Doug Murray / Associated Press)
The blown leads, the game mismanagement and the losses finally caught up with Anthony Lynn as the Chargers fired their head coach Monday.
The move came a day after a 38-21 victory in Kansas City. The Chargers finished the season 7-9 and were 12-20 in Lynn’s final two years.
Owner Dean Spanos expressed his respect for Lynn in a statement released by the team.
But, the statement read in part, “as we all know, this is a results-driven business and, simply put, the results of the past two years have fallen short of expectations.”
Lynn, 52, was 33-31 (plus 1-1 in the playoffs) in four seasons with the Chargers, who gave him his first full-time head coaching job.
Among the names that figure to be attached to the Chargers job are three prominent offensive coordinators: Eric Bieniemy of the Chiefs, Josh McDaniels of the New England Patriots and Brian Daboll of the Buffalo Bills.
After missing the playoffs in consecutive seasons, the Chargers fired coach Anthony Lynn on Monday a day after the team finished the season at 7-9.