Ex-Chargers coach Anthony Lynn lands job with new NFC team
Anthony Lynn has landed a new NFL coaching job with what appears to be a significant portfolio attached to it.
Lynn will become an assistant head coach to Kyle Shanahan with the San Francisco 49ers, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Lynn, who served as the Detroit Lions’ offensive coordinator in 2021, turned down other offers to take the job, and is expected to be a “key cog” in the Niners’ offensive setup.
Anthony Lynn is being hired as the Assistant Head Coach of the San Francisco 49ers, per league sources. Lynn – who had other NFL and college offers – is expected to now be a key cog in the 49ers’ offense and run game.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 5, 2022
Lynn has a long record of success as an NFL offensive coordinator, and he oversaw Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert’s rookie breakout. His offenses have typically been run-friendly, and it’s easy to see that philosophy fitting with the 49ers as they transition to Trey Lance as a dual-threat starting quarterback.
Though Lynn went 33-31 in four years leading the Chargers, his teams ran into a lot of situational mistakes. That may be less of an issue in a role like this, allowing him to focus more on the team’s offensive scheme.