Stability for Justin Herbert should be focus of Chargers' coaching search

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With the Los Angeles Chargers deciding to part ways with head coach Anthony Lynn after four seasons, they need their next guy to get the most out of a roster long on talent but short on results.

The Chargers are an attractive destination for any head coach, mainly because of quarterback Justin Herbert, who couldn’t have had a much better rookie season. Herbert set the rookie record for touchdown passes with 31 and became the fourth rookie to have four straight 300-yard passing games. He set the NFL rookie record for most 300-yard games (eight), most completions (396) and came 38 yards short of Andrew Luck’s rookie passing yards record with 4,336.

Scouts weren’t so sure about Herbert last spring before the draft, but he has proved himself. He’s the real deal and with his attention to work ethic, has a real chance to be an even bigger impact player with his arm and his legs. And he has become a vocal leader, which was a knock on him early. Herbert’s development should be at the forefront of the coaching search and the eventual hire.

“[There is] a lot of uncertainty around this situation,” Herbert said.

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