As a journeyman running back (177 career-rushing yards to his credit) and special teams player during his NFL stint (1993-99), Lynn was part of the Broncos’ back-to-back Super Bowl champion teams from 1997-98.
Following his playing career, Lynn joined the coaching ranks with the Broncos as a special teams assistant (2000-02). From there, and sticking mostly as a running backs coach, Lynn went to Jacksonville (2003-04), Dallas (2005-06), Cleveland (2007-08), New York Jets (2009-14), and finally the Bills, where he also served as offensive coordinator.
Head coaching record
Lynn is currently 0-1 after one game as interim head coach in Buffalo following the firing of Rex Ryan.
Lynn is the first African American head coach in the 56-year history of the Chargers.
Ground and pound
As an ex-running back who spent more than a decade coaching the position in the NFL, Lynn is a run-first guy. With Melvin Gordon returning to the Chargers after a nearly 1,000-yard season in 2016, expect the ground game to be Lynn’s emphasis. “He’s very dynamic. He’s a hard working young man … He’s growing like a weed right now,” said Lynn of Gordon on Tuesday.