The San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams have both requested to interview current Buffalo Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn for their own vacancies, according to ESPN’s Mike Rodak. This news comes a couple hours after Matt Maiocco reported the 49ers would look to interview Lynn, among others.
The 49ers interviewed Lynn a year ago after they fired Jim Tomsula. After the team hired Chip Kelly, Lynn was on the short list for offensive coordinator. He ended up removing his name from consideration and was subsequently promoted in Buffalo from running backs and assistant head coach to offensive coordinator. He took over as head coach after the Bills fired Rex Ryan. He has been an NFL coach since 2000. After three season as an offensive assistant, he spent six years as running backs coach for the Jaguars, Cowboys, Browns, and Jets.
There have been reports he is a front-runner for the Bills job, but subsequent reports indicated the Bills wanted to explore all their options first. Given the 49ers and Rams inquiring about Lynn, the Bills could very well speed up their own process.