The San Francisco 49ers announced on Wednesday afternoon that assistant general manager Tom Gamble is leaving the organization. The news comes a month after the team announced that John Lynch would take over as general manager. Gamble spent ten seasons with the 49ers, from 2005 to 2013 and 2015 to the present. He was promoted to assistant general manager last year.
The 49ers followed up the hiring of John Lynch with the addition of Adam Peters as vice president of player personnel, and Martin Mayhew as a senior personnel executive. Gamble has received praise for his work, but with the significant changes to the organizational decision-making, it is not surprising to see him decide to go a different route. There is no word on what is next for him.
Gamble and Lynch both provided quotations on the decision.
“I must thank Jed, the York family and the entire 49ers organization for the wonderful memories they provided me and my family, but it is time I move on. This past month, I have had the pleasure of working alongside John Lynch and the talented staff he has assembled. The team is in capable hands and I wish them nothing but the best.”
“The 49ers organization has tremendous respect and appreciation for Tom Gamble and his many years of service,” said General Manager John Lynch. “He is a class act who has helped a great deal in this transition, and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him. After working together over the last month, Tom and I agreed that it would be in both of our best interests for him to pursue other opportunities. Tom is a true professional and we wish him and his family great success in the future.”