John Lynch has been hired to be the next GM for the 49ers. Apparently he would only consider the job if his name was kept a secret. This was a good test for the 49ers front office who’s been accused of leaking stories for a few seasons now.
Lynch beat out George Patton of the Vikings and Terry McDonough of the Cardinals. Which both have more years of experience than Lynch.
Lynch has no personnel experience and has been an analyst for fox sports since he retired. Lynch has been rumored to be linked to many front office jobs in the past and has been mentioned to be a possible replacement for John Elway in Denver. Lynch played for Kyle’s dad in Denver and this could mean that the elder Shanahan could be on his way back to San Francisco in a front office role. This hire shows how much power Kyle Shanahan will have with personnel. Stay tuned as we get more information in the next couple of days.