Lions hire ex-Chargers coach to be Offensive Coordinator
By: Mike Stiles - Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Anthony Lynn (photo courtesy of USA Today Sports)

(ALLEN PARK, MI) – Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell knew he wanted to get some experience around him on his coaching staff, and on Saturday he did that, hiring former Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn as the team's offensive coordinator, according to sources. The 52 year old Lynn had been with the Chargers from 2017 to '20 with a record of 33-31. Before that, he was the offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills for one season, in 2016. He and Campbell have familiarity with each other, too. Lynn was the running backs coach in Dallas in 2005 when Campbell was a tight end with the team. In Buffalo in 2016, Lynn had the best rushing offense in the NFL, averaging 164.4 yards a game and 5.35 yards per carry with LeSean McCoy as his main back. Lynn has also shown a willingness to throw. His Chargers team this past season was sixth in the league in passing yards per game (270.6) with a rookie quarterback, Justin Herbert, behind center the majority of the season and had the No. 6 passing offense in 2019 (276.6 yards per game).