On the morning of Black Monday in the NFL, the Chargers did what many expected them to do. In a statement from team owner Dean Spanos, he announced that they are parting ways with head coach Anthony Lynn after four years.
"This morning I informed Anthony Lynn that we have made the decision to part ways with him as our head coach. I'm not sure there is another person more respected as a human being than Anthony, and I want to express my deepest gratitude for his leadership during a time of great change for our organization."
Lynn compiled a 33-31 record with the Chargers, making one post season appearance in 2018, including the team's first playoff victory since the 2013 season.
After going 21-11 during his first two seasons, the Chargers stumbled to a 12-20 mark over the past two seasons. Injuries were abundant, but Lynn's mismanagement of the clock and game situations were likely the deciding factors in his eventual firing.
Statement from Dean Spanos pic.twitter.com/aR8z0OqnEG— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) January 4, 2021
Let the search for a new head coach begin.