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Lynch on the 49ers reaching out for Adams: Totally inaccurate

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There have been a few reports during July saying that the San Francisco 49ers were interested in safety Jamal Adams, some as recently as this weekend. The Niners general manager John Lynch spoke to NBC Sports’ Matt Maiocco about the topic, saying that San Francisco never called Jets to inquire about Adams. Lynch told Maiocco the reports were “totally inaccurate” and “we did not ever make a call about the player.”

I’m calling his bluff.

If a superstar player says he wants to play for your team, you’re going to ask. Where there is smoke, there is fire. The Jets didn’t like the Niners offer enough to deal with Adams, and there is nothing wrong with that. Once Maiocco reported the story, 49ers Twitter was quick to co-sign and say, “See, it was never happening!” Oh, come on. Lynch isn’t going to say he was outbid, was he? I’m more surprised by the number of people that took Maiocco’s tweet and ran with it was a fact.

It wouldn’t look great for the current safeties if Lynch were to come out and say, “yeah, we were interested,” so good on Lynch for not opening up that can of worms. I don’t think it’s a big deal either way, but after a month of talking about Adams, I find it hard to believe that San Francisco never made an offer. The team likely didn’t want to pony up a second first-round pick, which makes the most sense.


Did the 49ers make an offer for the Jets

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  • 45%
    Yes, but a low-ball offer
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    Yes, and a serious offer
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    No offer was made
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