A day after announcing the franchise’s relocation to Los Angeles, the Chargers have agreed to a four-year contract with former Buffalo Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn to be their next head coach.
The 48-year-old Lynn, who also interviewed for the Rams and Bills’ vacancies, will be the team’s first African-American head coach. He replaces Mike McCoy, who was fired two weeks ago by the Chargers.
Lynn took over when Rex Ryan was fired in Buffalo and coached the Bills for their final game’ final game.
A Texas native, Lynn played running back at Texas Tech and six seasons in the NFL, including stops with the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers. Lynn mostly has experience as a running backs coach in the league, including stints with Jacksonville Jaguars, Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns and New York Jets before landing in Buffalo.