The Chargers are planning to hire former Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn as their next head coach, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports via Eric Williams of ESPN.com.
A deal is “unofficial, but in the works,” a source tells ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
Lynn would be the Chargers’ 16th head coach in franchise history and the team’s first African-American head coach. He had a second interview scheduled with the Chargers on Thursday.
Lynn, 48, was one of six candidates initially interviewed by the Chargers. The others included Sean McDermott, hired as the Bills head coach, New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith, Kansas City Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub and Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin.