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Golden Nuggets: John Lynch Is The New GM

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Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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Jed York and the San Francisco 49ers were finally able to keep a secret and what a secret it was. The 49ers came out of nowhere to hire former NFL safety and Fox football analyst John Lynch as their new general manager. The reports going into the weekend was that George Paton or Terry McDonough were going to speak with Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers would pick one of the 2 to work with Kyle. On Sunday, the news came out that there was a 3rd candidate and John was named.

John Lynch is a risky hire because he has never worked in a front office. He speaks well on TV and knows a lot about football. The 49ers are hoping that translates into him turning into a great GM. There could be help on the way in the form of Mark Dominik, who was a former GM with the Tampa Bay Bucs. The 49ers are also looking at Adam Peters, Denver’s director of college scouting, for their director of player personnel position. The hiring of an experienced personnel staff will be necessary with John’s inexperience in the GM position.

It is hard to determine how John will do as GM, but it seems likely that Kyle Shanahan will have a major say on his roster when he is hired. The 49ers are betting that John and Kyle work well together and are able to succeed. The unexpected hiring of John Lynch and the hiring of highly coveted Kyle Shanahan could be a major success or a massive failure. With Lynch getting a 6 year deal and Kyle getting a similar deal, they will have time on their side.

49ers Links

Surprising hire | Definitely Something Different (Florio)

Don’t Fear Failure (Hille)

Still Focused On Super Bowl (McClure)

Hopefully they work well together | John On Kyle (Gantt)

Impressing Shanahan (Branch)

Need a staff to help out | Dominik To SF? (Florio)

Former Teammate On John’s Hiring (Edholm)

Big risk/reward | Big Risk With Hiring (Schwab)

Dominik Likely Coming To Help Lynch (Biderman)

Finally kept something a secret | Very Secretive (Florio)

Matt Millen On The Hiring (Smith)

Very steep | Steep Learning Curve (Patra)

Not the normal route | From Analyst To GM (Biderman)

No one expected it | Many Stunned (Williams)

All the best | Good Luck to John (Biderman)

Parallels Between John And Matt (Inman)

Many different reactions | Reactions (Asher)

We will let it unfold | Optimistic In SF (The Ringer)

Owner Makes The Rules (Steele)

Kyle Shanahan (Mays)

Welcome John | New GM Named (49ers Staff)

York On His New GM (Maiocco)

He was always a leader | Leader Of Men (Fann)

Trent’s Replacement (Inman)

Matt Millen On Lynch’s Hiring (Branch)

Jed’s Statement (Biderman)

Hiring Official (Barrows)

He has a lot of power | Kyle Has Final Roster Control (Alper)

Drives To Succeed (Maiocco)

Adam Peters To Interview (Florio)

Sounds like a good person to have | Broncos Top Scout (Biderman)

We all are | Lynch Is Surprised (Gantt)

That’s all that matters | Building A True Partnership (Maiocco)

Do your job well and the trust will come | Ready To Earn Trust (Clements)

Why The Secret? (Inman)

Benefit Of The Doubt (BASG)

All In (Chung)

Kyle Calling The Shots (Cohn)

Notable Quotes (Fann)

John Lynch Ready To Start (Branch)

Can they work together is the key | The Key Is Collaboration (Biderman)

Thanking John Elway (McCarthy)

John Wants To Shut Doubts Down (Wagoner)

Day 1 Analysis (Jones)

49ers Video

Raving About John Lynch (49ers Video)

Shanahan On 49ers Position (NFL Video)