Chargers and Rams now both share a city, and pick new head coaches on the same day
It was a fairly eventful day for the San Diego — correction, Los Angeles — Chargers.
The Chargers changed cities, announcing early Thursday that they were moving from San Diego to join the Rams in L.A. By day’s end, the Chargers also had a new head coach. They picked Anthony Lynn, according to a person familiar with the decision, and were completing a contract with him to make him the successor to the fired Mike McCoy.
The Rams — perhaps coincidentally, perhaps not — also chose their new coach Thursday, making Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay the youngest head coach in NFL history earlier in the day.
Let the one-upsmanship commence.
Neither coaching hire qualifies as a major splash. McVay’s youth — he turns 31 later this month — makes him at least a curiosity. He is regarded as a rising star in the NFL coaching ranks, having helped Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins to amass more than 9,000 passing yards over the last two seasons.
But there is no way of knowing for certain at this point that McVay is ready to be an NFL head coach. It is almost impossible to discern how much of the Redskins’ offensive success was his doing and how much of it…