In what may end up being a mere formality, the Buffalo Bills will interview Anthony Lynn for their vacant head-coaching position on Thursday, per John Wawrow of the Associated Press.
Despite the 30-10 loss to the Jets in Lynn’s single game as interim head coach after the firing of Rex Ryan, Lynn remains the favorite to secure the job on a full-time basis, although the Pegulas have maintained he’s not a lock. Lynn has the trust and respect of the players and plenty of NFL coaching experience, although his time as offensive coordinator was limited to 14 games after Greg Roman was let go after Week 2.
While several other names have been floated as possible candidates for the job, Lynn was touted as a possible replacement even before Ryan was let go with three years and a game remaining on his contract. He’s also been very vocal about his desire to remain with the team.
At this point, it would come as a surprise if Lynn isn’t named the Bills’ next head coach. Now, at least they can say they will check off the “interview” box on the process checklist.