Lynn's Giants defense ranked third in the NFL in scoring defense in 2002 (17.4 points a game, allowing 17 or fewer points in 10 of 16 regular-season games. They were ninth in total yardage allowed, giving up 309.3 yards a game. In 2003, the Giants were 10th in the league, allowing 119.4 rushing yards a game4. They ranked second to Baltimore in sacks with 46 and led the league in sacks per play behind All-Pro end Michael Strahan.
In 1996, Lynn coached the San Francisco 49ers' secondary. He entered the NFL ranks in 1994 as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' secondary coach.
Lynn is also a former coach at the University of Arizona. Lynn starred at UCLA as a defensive back before being selected in the fourth round of the 1979 NFL Draft by the Jets.
An immediate starter as a rookie, Lynn ended his career ranking 10th in Jets history with 17 career interceptions. Lynn played in four bowl games at UCLA and received All-Pac 10 honors as a senior while earning his bachelor's degree in history. Lynn and his wife, Laurie, have three children.