If the Buffalo Bills want to give the permanent head coaching job to interim head coach Anthony Lynn, they've got some competition on their hands. Following a meteoric rise from running backs coach in September, to offensive coordinator, and then to interim head coach under a week ago, Lynn is considered a strong candidate for the full-time job.
The same can be said for both the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams -- two teams that also have openings at head coach. According to Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, Lynn is on the shortlist of candidates for the vacant position with the 49ers -- and Lynn has ties to the organization, too.
He played with the 49ers as a running back and special teams player during the 1995 and 1996 seasons.
Although he has no ties to the Rams, he is also among the candidates they'd like to talk to. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Rams have requested permission from the Bills to conduct a head coach interview with Lynn in regards to their vacancy.
Lynn told reporters following the Bills 30-10 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday, that he wanted to be the coach of the Bills and that they were his number one choice. There have been multiple reports detailing how strongly the Bills have been interested in bringing Lynn on as the coach in full next season.
The Bills are one of six head coaching openings as of Monday, January 2.