The Los Angeles Chargers dismissed head coach Anthony Lynn in somewhat surprising fashion on Monday, but Lynn is taking the high road.

Lynn issued a statement thanking the Spanos family and all the staff, coaches and players he worked with during his four-year stint in L.A.:

“Growing up, coaches were like father figures to me,” the now ex-Chargers coach said on statement. “At every stage of life, I've had a coach that influenced me–including my time as an NFL player. That's why I wanted to be a coach. For the Spanos family to give me the opportunity to be their head coach these past four years, I just can't thank them enough. It's been an absolute privilege to represent the Los Angeles Chargers on and off the field, and I'm grateful to our staff, coaches, players and everyone in the community who has been so supportive throughout my time in the organization.”

Lynn went 33-31 in his four years at the helm of the Chargers, while also earning a playoff win in 2018. He very well could have had a better mark if injuries had not played a significant role.

Los Angeles' last two seasons have been plagued with injuries. Former All-Pro safety Derwin James has not suited up since 2018. Both Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa have missed time, and the defensive unit as a whole just has not been right.

The Chargers found a quarterback for the future in Justin Herbert, who lauded Lynn's leadership. Despite questions about clock management and a number of blown leads, Lynn still managed to lead L.A. to a respectable 7-9 mark after the Chargers won their last four. In the end, however, it made little difference.

The Chargers will now prepare for a new chapter, but Anthony Lynn is still thankful to have had the opportunity.