NFL Media’s Elliot Harrison recently released his NFL head coach power rankings for the 2019 season on NFL.com.
In order to determine his rankings, Harrison went by overall record as the “primary metric,” but looked at other things as well. All new coaches for the 2019 season with no prior NFL head coaching experience weren’t ranked.
So while we teased Lynn is in the top 10, where does he specifically fall?
Find out more below.
No. 8 – Anthony Lynn
What Harrison says: “Anthony Lynn might pass John Harbaugh (No. 7) in these rankings before too long. Some might say that time should have already come, as Lynn's Chargers handled the Ravens last January. But one playoff win isn't enough for him to supplant Harbaugh on this list, as the Bolts' dream died an ugly death in New England the next week. However, the blowout loss to the eventual Super Bowl champs should not distract league observers from, well, observing the strides this organization has made in the last two years, thanks in large part to Lynn. The Chargers were one of the strongest teams in the league down the stretch in 2017, as early season special teams woes derailed playoff hopes. Still, in two years Lynn has gone 22-12 (including the postseason), while Sean McVay (No. 6) seems to receive all the credit among that 2017 crop of coaching hires.”