As the Jacksonville Jaguars continue to fill out their coaching staff under new head coach Urban Meyer, much of the names and focus has been on the defensive side of the ball. While there has been some reports of Scott Linehan being in line for the offensive coordinator position, Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated notes that former Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn is also someone who could be in consideration.
On offense, I know Scott Linehan’s name has been floated out there. I’d keep an eye on ex-Chargers coach Anthony Lynn, too. And the idea of Colorado State coach Steve Adazzio coming on as offensive line coach has been discussed. Things have been rocky at CSU for Addazio, but I’m not sure if he’d leave. Adazzio was Meyer’s line coach, assistant head coach, and, eventually, offensive coordinator at Florida.
This would be another ex-head coach to add to the coaching staff, which so far looks to be a trait that Meyer is looking for when building his staff. Lynn was most recently the head coach of the Chargers from 2017-2020 with a 33-31 record, most recently finishing 7-9 with a rookie quarterback.
Lynn has primarily been a running backs coach in his NFL career, outside of a stint as offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills after Greg Roman was fired, including a stint as the Jaguars running backs coach from 2003-2004.
If Lynn does join the Jaguars as offensive coordinator, it does make one wonder if he’d bring along Pep Hamilton, his quarterbacks coach with the Chargers who oversaw the development of Justin Herbert and his excellent rookie season.