A day after announcing their move to Los Angeles, the Chargers have a new head coach: Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Lynn has signed a four year deal to lead the franchise.
Now official: Chargers and Anthony Lynn have agreed on a 4-year contract, per source. In 24 hours, Chargers have new HC and new city.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 13, 2017
Lynn spent the 2016 season as the offensive coordinator of the Buffalo Bills, taking over as interim head coach after the franchise fired Rex Ryan. He was reportedly a candidate for the full-time Bills job, which eventually went to Sean McDermott.
Lynn, a Texas Tech alumnus who had a six year NFL career for the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers, spent most of his career as an NFL running backs coach. From 2003-2014, he served in that position for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, and New York Jets, before taking over as offensive coordinator for the Bills in 2015.
Lynn takes over an offense led by Phillip Rivers and running back Melvin Gordon, who broke out this season with 997 yards and 10 touchdowns this season.
Anthony Lynn replaces Mike McCoy, who was 27-37 in four years as Chargers head coach.