According to Ian Rapoport the Jaguars will be interviewing the Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn.
Anthony Lynn is a former NFL running back and special teams player. Following a stellar college career at Texas Tech, Lynn was a reserve in the NFL spending time with the Broncos and 49ers. Following his retirement in 1999 Lynn immediately jumped into coaching and was the Broncos assistant special teams coach for three years. He then left Denver in 2003 to become the running backs coach for the Jaguars. He spent two years in Jax and later performed the same role for the Cowboys, Browns, and Jets. He joined Buffalo in 2015 when Rex Ryan was hired as the Bills head coach. He was the Bills offensive coordinator and running backs coach until he was promoted to interim head coach late in the 2016 season. Under Lynn's guidance the Bills boasted the best rushing attack in football for two years.
Lynn has been linked with every open head coaching job in the NFL, save the Chargers job. He is currently 48 years old and is well respected based on the abundant interest that NFL teams have for him. Not to take away from the legitimacy of the interest from teams around the league, but it should be noted that as an African American Lynn does help every team he interviews with to abide by the Rooney Rule (More info on Rooney Rule here).
Lynn is currently 48 years old and has never held a head coaching position in any capacity aside from his recent stint as the Bills interim head coach.
What makes the Jaguars interest in Anthony Lynn more interesting is the fact that Lynn has been linked with Gus Bradley and it was widely believed that wherever Lynn ended up as a head coach that Bradley would be his defensive coordinator. It's obvious that if Lynn does get the head coaching gig in Jacksonville that Gus Bradley won't be joining him . . . right?!
Only time will tell if Lynn is a fit in Jacksonville, but it is clear that he will get an interview with the team.
Stay tuned for more.
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