Seahawks reportedly eying former Chargers HC Anthony Lynn for OC opening


The Seattle Seahawks have had probably one of the more eventful weeks in recent history.

From losing to the Los Angeles Rams in the Wild Card round last Saturday, Pete Carrolls comments in his last zoom presser on Monday, the firing of OC Brian Schottenheimer on Tuesday, John Schneider re-signing on Wednesday, and quarterback Russell Wilson being open about what he wants for the offense in his exit interview on Thursday.

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Things remain eventful for the Seahawks, even if they aren't in the playoffs. And it seems like it is not slowing down anytime soon.

On Friday, NFL reporter Tom Pelissero tweeted out that the Seahawks have already spoken to one candidate surrounding the vacant OC job.

Former Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn.

It's worth noting that Lynn was listed as a potential candidate to replace Schottenheimer in NBCSNW Seahawks Insider Joe Fann's list of potential OC candidates. Check out the rest of the potential targets here.

Carroll did say he wanted to run the ball more, and Lynn is most certainly the guy to bring that back to the offense.


In 2016, Lynn was the Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator and would make sure LeSean McCoy was fed properly.

McCoy ran for 1267 yards on 234 attempts that season, while the team altogether had 2630 rushing yards on 492 attempts.

That Bills offense recorded the 14th most rushing yards of any team in the last century. 

Basically, Lynn is exactly who Carroll wants to make sure the team is running the ball like he wants and having the balanced offense that he desires.

If Lynn is offered the job, would this be the end of the ‘Letting Russ Cook’ as we know it? Maybe. But let's not get too down in the dumps about all this.

If Lynn can provide a more run attack friendly offense to open up the defense more for Wilson to then attack effectively through the air, I think Seahawks fan should be open-minded to all this.

The Seahawks deciding who will be their next offensive coordinator will only continue to grow as the weeks continue on.