Justin Herbert and Anthony Lynn Disagree on Conversation They Had
The Los Angeles Chargers were embarrassed on Sunday, 45-0, against the New England Patriots. Little went right for Anthony Lynn's team, and his coaching decisions were called into question, especially with his handling of rookie quarterback Justin Herbert.
Herbert and Lynn have two different sides on a conversation about playing through the team's blowout.
Lynn was criticized by observers on Sunday for leaving Herbert in the game as the Chargers' deficit grew. The head coach seems to think Herbert wanted to stay in the game, while his QB doesn't remember saying anything like that. It's a confusing mess that highlights the Chargers' struggles this year under Lynn.
Herbert racked up a season-high 53 passing attempts in the lopsided loss, which is incredibly questionable. Lynn should've pulled his team's prized QB as soon as it became clear the Chargers were outmatched. Instead, Herbert was left in to get sacked three times, throw an obscene amount of passes, and endure unnecessary wear.
Lynn's mishandling of Herbert brought to light the team's struggles under the head coach, and it's no wonder Lynn now finds himself on the hot seat after falling to 3-9 this season.
Sign up for FanDuel Sportsbook today and get your first bet risk free for up to $1,000!