John Lynch Named 49ers General Manager

January 29th, 2017

LynchWhat a stunning announcement!

Bucs icon John Lynch, who jumped from retirement after the 2008 preseason into the broadcast booth, was named general manager of the San Francisco 49ers this evening, per NFL Network.

Whoa! That just doesn’t happen in the NFL.

First, the Niners did a great job keeping that a secret. And what a bold move it is.

Joe would have loved to be in those interviews hearing Lynch explain why and how he can run a scouting operation and is a keen evaluator of talent.

This make Lynch’s blasting of the Bucs’ Mark Barron trade just a little more interesting.

Joe wishes Lynch well. Now it’s time for columnist Ira Kaufman to present Lynch for Saturday’s class of 2017 Hall of Fame vote in Houston. It’s Lynch’s fourth shot as a finalist.

42 Responses to “John Lynch Named 49ers General Manager”

  1. webster Says:

    If his assesment of a player’s talent is at the same level he viewed barron, then the 49ers are in trouble.

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    It’s a deep fly ball out to left. Going, going, going.

    Gone, out the park, over the left field wall.

    Wow. Wtf?

    Good luck John.

  3. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Lynch did sit in meetings with Licht, Koetter, and Smith. A surprise but not shocking.

  4. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Congrats John – U deserve it man.

  5. LUVMYBUCS Says:


  6. Bobby M. Says:

    Options are a guy with ZERO experience vs the Rockstar….Niners took Lynch. That’s hilarious

  7. Warthog Says:

    holy JEEEEEBUZ

    Going from player –> broadcaster –> front office without working at lower posts in an organization?!!? That’s gotta be rare.

    Congrats Lynch, no matter if you succeed or fail, you will always be on my list of top 5 all time bucs!

  8. University of Seffner Says:

    Why not Warren Sapp? He’s a Hall of Famer, has good people skills (Rents hookers in Phoenix), and always has a positive attitude (arrogant).

  9. Fire the glazers Says:

    This is bull spit… this guy has been snubbed every year in the hall of fame… and this kind of stuff is the reason… the guy has no loyalty to Tampa bay… you all will call me crazy but the guy is still bitter about being cut. Get over yourself lynch. The guy is going to fizzle in 3 years and STILL won’t get a gold jacket.

  10. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    That was out of left field!

  11. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Gmc has more tackles in this pro bowl than he’s had all year!!! Lol

  12. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Keep in mind hat John is probably tight with Elway and got several nods or recommendations from Elway (who didn’t have work the “lower posts”), the Buccs organization, and several more from around the league.

  13. JonBuc Says:

    Ira’s man crush just went to a whole other level. This hiring may be added to the Conference in Canton.

  14. Gencoimports Says:

    Fire the Glazers, gimme a break. It’s not like he’s going to a division rival, and even if he were, I can’t blame the man for accepting a great opportunity.

    I just hope he does better than Matt Millen.

    Does this help Ira push him through next week? I guess so, it certainly helps the argument that he was a smart player.

  15. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Hopefully he has more success than Matt Millen did. That is last guy I can think of that went from the locker room to the GM office.

    Lynch is a smart dude and class act. Wish him nothing but the best. But I do scratch my head that a team would hire him straight out of the broadcast booth. I don’t know if this credit to how well lynch knows the game and about running a team. Or how bad the 49ers organization is. Must be a little bit of both, no self respecting team would do such a thing, but they must have also been floored with how well Lynch interviewed.

    I wish John the best of luck at his new career. I am truly rooting for him to succeed.

  16. Blake_bucsfan Says:

    I wish Lynch all the luck in the world… 5-6 years from now after we win a couple ‘chips.

  17. Fire the glazers Says:

    You’ll see GENCOIMPORTS. The guy is bitter… just spreading the word.

  18. Pawel Says:

    49rs are trying too hard.

  19. Pickgrin Says:

    Congrats John.

    Man, that must have been one HELL of an interview considering he’s never worked as a scout, personnel director or GM asst…

  20. Bucfaithful Says:

    I’m sure the rock star will be Lynch’s number 2

  21. richardtyson Says:

    Yea, Mark Dominic didnt have a prayer for that job. Once the 69ers saw what kind of job he did in Tampa the page was turned

  22. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Wow! I didn’t hear his name from anyone but Ira. Good luck, Mr Hall of Famer.

  23. BucGator Says:

    Ask Ira if this helps or hurts him getting into HOF this year

  24. Bucs4821 Says:

    Best of luck to Lynch, except when he’s on the opposite side of the field. Remember his 49ers ties… Bill Walsh was his coach at Stanford and Lynch said it was Ronnie Lott who told him not just to hit people, but *through* people.

  25. Destinjohnny Says:

    Mark baron is a solid player
    Who got a fat 2nd contract.
    I wonder why….
    Brooks and 47 both should be in this organization
    John does not fail at anything. Don’t bet against him

  26. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Lynch is a California Boy, who played at Stanford. He is simply returning home, much like Harbaugh returned to his home state and college, Michigan.
    One has to wonder who will be the coach of the 49ers now ?

  27. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Has mike Evans even played tonight? Seems like the dez Bryant OBJ show out here

  28. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Good for John Lynch!! I say good for him!

  29. Pickgrin Says:

    “One has to wonder who will be the coach of the 49ers now ?”

    Kyle Shanahan – OC for Falcons. I’d say that’s a good thing for the Bucs.

    Does Raheem get promoted to OC now? – LOL

  30. Gencoimports Says:

    Fire the Glazers Says, if he was so bitter he would have called out the Glazers during his Ring of Honor ceremony.

    That would have been a great pro wrestling heel move.

  31. SB Says:

    Well………………This Certainly trumps why Mike Evans has only played 2 plays so far and hasn’t been targeted. Here is your pro bowl Mikey

  32. SB Says:

    Ira now has another weapon in his article. Go John!!!!

  33. Gencoimports Says:

    Yeah, what is up with Mike Evans not getting any playing time in the Pro Bowl. I don’t think he’s injured.

  34. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Apparently DOUG FREAKING BALDWIN is better than Mike Evans. If u judge by the playing time. SHM I don’t watch this to see GMC do stuff he should have been doing all year. Waste of time

  35. Gencoimports Says:

    In a normal Pro Bowl game, if there is such a thing, doesn’t everyone, even all of the backups, normally get to play a decent amount of plays?

    So far Evans was on the field for a couple of snaps early in the 4th quarter and that’s it. And no targets!

  36. Gencoimports Says:

    Rather, Evans was on the field for a couple of snaps (and no targets) in the NFC’s first possession in the 3rd quarter. And that’s it.

  37. SB Says:

    @Genco………..I saw him for two plays in the second quarter. That is all I saw. I was away for a few in the fourth so maybe but his name doesn’t even show on the Box Score

  38. SB Says:

    Just glad he wasn’t hurt . Sorry his loss in not having Memories. NFC played OBJ for 4 quarters.

  39. Eric Says:

    Yeah no experience.

    Not like he’s run a blog or something.

    What are they thinking?

  40. Tampa Tony Says:

    Already a better GM than Dominik ever was.

  41. Xandtar Says:

    He just blew his Hall of Fame chances.

    Now if he wants in he’s going to have to bring the Lombardi home to San Francisco two or three times.

  42. TeddyTB Says:

    Great for Lynch, don’t be surprised if he excels their draft is gonna be interesting because they have so many needs. & Mike Evans should feel slightly disrespected they forced balls to Graham and others but wouldn’t even look Mike’s way. Jason Garrett is an idiot tho so what do you expect