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Report: Justin Herbert’s strong start could have major impact on Anthony Lynn’s future with Chargers

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The Los Angeles Chargers are well on their way to missing the playoffs again in 2020, but they may have found their new franchise quarterback in Justin Herbert in the post-Philip Rivers era, which could mean head coach Anthony Lynn won’t get fired.

According to Jeremy Fowler and Dan Graziano of ESPN, the Chargers organization loves Lynn and the 51-year-old hasn’t lost the locker room despite the team’s poor play to begin the season. With Herbert playing well, Lynn’s job might be saved:

While the Chargers appear headed for another disappointing season, the feeling around the league is that Lynn will get more time … for now. The organization loves Lynn, and he hasn’t lost the locker room.

The emergence of rookie quarterback Justin Herbert could buy Lynn time. Herbert has flashed star potential through four starts and has a good rhythm with offensive coordinator Shane Steichen. The Chargers might not want to disrupt that.

The Chargers are 1-4 on the season. After defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1, Los Angeles has lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints.

However, Herbert has played pretty well since taking over for an injured Tyrod Taylor. The youngster has thrown for 1,195 yards and nine touchdowns while completing 68.8 percent of his passes. Herbert has only thrown three interceptions.

The Chargers are back in action in Week 7 against the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars. That’s a game Los Angeles should win since the Jaguars are 1-5 on the season and struggling on both sides of the ball.

However, you never know what can happen in today’s NFL, so the Chargers certainly can’t overlook the Jaguars since they are struggling as well.