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The San Francisco 49ers made a huge addition to their coaching staff in the form of Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn.
The San Francisco 49ers were just missing from reaching the Super Bowl LVI after losing to rival the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC Championship Game. Now the 49ers are preparing for next season and they added a big name to their coaching staff.
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the 49ers are hiring Anthony Lynn as their new assistant head coach, where he will primarily work with offensive and running games.
49ers hires Anthony Lynn as the new assistant head coach
This is a reunion for Lynn as he previously played running back for San Francisco back in the 1996 and 1997 seasons.
Of course, Lynn is best known for her time as head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. He was hired back in 2017 after spending two seasons with the Buffalo Bills as their offensive coordinator, assistant head coach and running back coach. Lynn started her stay with a record of 9-7 in 2017 and improved to 12-4 in 2018 to win a playoff spot where they took a Wild Card round over the Baltimore Ravens. But after going 5-11 in 2019 and 7-9 in 2020, Lynn was released.
Overall, Lynn went 33-31 in her four years with the Chargers.
Lynn spent the last season as an offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions. Midway through the season, head coach Dan Campbell took on offensive play-calling tasks. Lions and Lynn shared ways after the 2021 campaign.
Now Lynn has to work on one of the best running attacks in the entire NFL. The 49ers averaged 127.4 rushing yards per game (seventh-most) in the regular season and 108.3 yards in the team’s three playoff games.