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John Lynch passed over for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the seventh time


San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch will not be a part of the 2020 class of inductees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This marks the seventh time he’s been passed over. Lynch tweeted the news via his Twitter account.

Lynch has been a finalist each of the past six years and each year has led to the same result. His first year nominated was 2014 and as Matt Maiocco pointed out, each of the other 14 finalists that year have now made it in. This year now marks his seventh year of not advancing past the finalists.

Whatever Lynch needs to do must be massive. He’s been selected to the Pro Bowl nine times, twice selected All-Pro, and twice selected second-team All-Pro. This in addition to a Super Bowl ring from Super Bowl XXVII.

In any case, Lynch once again will be watching the Hall of Fame as a spectator. Hopefully in 2020 it’s with a Lombardi trophy in hand. The San Francisco 49ers play the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in Super Bowl LIV. A 49ers team Lynch deserves a massive amount of credit for rebuilding from mediocrity into a Super Bowl contender.