Washington commanders are looking for a new offensive coordinator, and they’ve asked to speak to experienced offensive minds, the most recent being San Francisco 49ers assistant head coach Anthony Lynn, per The Washington Post.
Lynn is finishing his first season with the 49ers, who played in the NFC Championship Game with rookie Brock Purdy at center. Lynn had the NFL’s No. 8 rushing offense this season, which of course was bolstered by the mid-season addition of star running back Christian McCaffrey. In 2021, Lynn served as the Detroit Lions’ offensive coordinator.
Lynn is probably best remembered for serving as the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers from 2017 to 2020. He went 33-31 and 1-1 in the playoffs after going 12-4 in 2018. The 54-year-old previously served as an assistant head coach and running backs coach for the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills. As a player, the former running back was a member of the Denver Broncos’ back-to-back Super Bowl championship teams that closed out the 1990s.
Washingtonearlier this month after Commanders finished with the No. 20 offense in the NFL. The unit as a whole fell short of expectations, averaging just 18.9 points per game, which ranked ninth in the NFL in 2022.
The Commanders are also considering promoting their own quarterbacks coach, Ken Zampese, and are interested in Atlanta Falcons quarterbacks coach Charles London, former New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur and Miami Dolphins running backs coach Eric Studesville, among others. To view follow-up interviews with the head coach and general manager of CBS Sports, click.