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Report: Lions finalizing deal with Anthony Lynn to become offensive coordinator

Looks like the Lions have both coordinators in place already.

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Just minutes after the team officially announced that Aaron Glenn will be the next defensive coordinator, reports hit Twitter that the Detroit Lions have settled on their next offensive coordinator as well.

As first reported by The Athletic’s Michael Lombardi, the Lions are finalizing a deal to hire former Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn as the team’s next offensive coordinator.

Lynn served as the Chargers’ head coach for the past four seasons, leading the team to a 33-31 record and a 1-1 record in the postseason.

Prior to his time with the Chargers he’s been in the NFL coaching ranks since 2000. He’s served as a running backs coach for the Cowboys, Browns, Jets and Bills. He also served as the Bills’ offensive coordinator back in 2016.

It’s worth noting that like head coach Dan Campbell, Lynn comes from the Bill Parcells coaching tree. With a both a coaching and playing background at running back, it will be interesting to see if he brings a run-first attitude to Detroit.

UPDATE: Like Glenn, it appears Lynn picked the Lions over several other options he had: