The San Francisco 49ers will hire former NFL safety and FOX analyst John Lynch as their new general manager, FOX Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer reported Sunday.
Huge scoopage: 49ers are hiring John Lynch as their new general manager @NFLonFOX has learned— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 30, 2017
Lynch, who hasn't held a front-office position, will receive a six-year deal, ESPN reported. Lynch was named to nine Pro Bowls and helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a Super Bowl title.
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Lynch, who is one of 15 modern-day finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, takes over for Trent Baalke, who was fired earlier this month.