Per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the San Francisco 49ers have agreed to terms on a multi-year extension with general manager John Lynch. On Tuesday, Lynch said a new deal was on the horizon. A day later, Lynch and the 49ers agree to a five-year contract that keeps him in San Francisco through the 2024 season. Shanahan is signed through 2025, for what it’s worth.
That means the 49ers will have their head coach and general manager together for a handful of years. That gives the organization much-needed security, and both deserve it after turning around the franchise in a few years. Both Shanahan and Lynch have made questionable decisions that fans will always bring up, but the good far outweighs the bad. Lynch, who is a borderline Hall of Famer, also picked up experience in the media, and you can tell with how open he is during his radio appearances. It’s refreshing to ask someone a question, and he doesn’t dodge the answer. I imagine both Shanahan and Lynch’s personalities are loved in the locker room as well.
More than anything, Lynch’s aggressiveness has stood out to me. He has no issue making a bold move if he feels like it’s going to improve the roster. That’s the guy who I would want running my team.