Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports


Garafolo: Shanahan contacted Lynch about GM job, not the other way around

Jan 30, 2017 at 4:29 PM--


It has been widely reported that new San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch was the one who reached out to Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan two weeks ago about possibly working together. Shanahan will very likely become the new head coach of the 49ers some time following Super Bowl LI between the Falcons and the New England Patriots.

As for who contacted whom, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported on Monday that he has heard the opposite of what has been widely reported. "There was a notion being pushed out here the last 24 hours or so that Lynch was the guy that really pushed this thing and made it happen, that he made the first call, that's he's the one that threw his hat in the ring," Garafolo said. "I'm told that's not the case here. That it was Kyle Shanahan who really talked to him about it and Lynch really enjoyed his job as a broadcaster.

"So it had to be an enticing opportunity and it had to provide enough security for him to walk away from something that he really did enjoy. Now, he liked the personnel side of things. He got to spend some time with John Elway. He did like that and he was intrigued by it, but he had some security and he had something that he did enjoy so a six-year deal in addition to an opportunity to work alongside a guy that he's comfortable with for an organization, even though they have struggled recently, they are one of the premier organizations in the NFL.

"All of this stuff tied together, that's why it was so enticing for Lynch."

Rapoport: 49ers will look to bring in supporting cast for John Lynch

During a conference call with Bay Area media on Monday, Lynch said, "Two weeks ago, I never thought I'd be doing this. Things change sometimes."

The new 49ers general manager also said that he is very humbled and excited about what he described as an "unbelievable opportunity." The first official conversation with Lynch took place via conference call because he is in Houston for Super Bowl LI honoring his commitment as a Fox broadcaster. However, he is eager to begin his new job. "I can't get the film in front of me quick enough in order to evaluate this roster," Lynch told reporters.

"We have a big task in front of us, but I can't tell you how excited I am to attack it," Lynch said.





More San Francisco 49ers News



Window is open for Trey Lance to win 49ers QB job, but it won't be easy, says Shanahan

By Kirk Larrabee
Jun 11, 2021

Trey Lance won't be automatically relegated to a backup role at quarterback this season just because he's a rookie, but he'll have his work cut out for him if he wants to prove he should be the starter over Jimmy Garoppolo. The widespread assumption is that the veteran Garoppolo will start for the 49ers this season while the first-round pick Lance learns from the sidelines. But 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan won't be approaching the situation from that perspective once training camp gets underway in late July, at least not initially. Shanahan spoke about that and a number of other topics during a conversation with Tim Kawakami of The Athletic on the most recent episode of Kawakami's TK Show



Breer: Falcons discussed Julio Jones trade with 49ers, other NFC West teams

By David Bonilla
Jun 7, 2021

The Atlanta Falcons were really trying to move Julio Jones' salary. Eventually, they were able to strike a deal with the Tennessee Titans for the veteran receiver. That was after trying to gauge interest with several others. Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated reports that the Falcons reached out to all four NFC West teams, which, of course, includes the San Francisco 49ers (h/t to Josh Schrock of NBC Sports). While it has been reported that there was some interest from head coach Kyle Shanahan and company, Breer is



49ers show off Trey Lance, other rookies in game-day uniforms

By David Bonilla
Jun 7, 2021

This past Friday was media day for the San Francisco 49ers, and the team shared some photos of its eight drafted players via Instagram. You can swipe through the post below to see each of the rookies in their game-day uniforms.



49ers' Kyle Shanahan among top 10 NFL coaches in NBC ranking

By David Bonilla
Jun 2, 2021

Patrick Daugherty of NBC Sports released his ranking of NFL head coaches heading into the 2021 season. Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots came in at No. 1, of course. He is followed by Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs. Where does Kyle Shanahan fall within the ranking? The San Francisco 49ers head coach comes in at No. 10, and is the third NFC West coach listed. Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams sits at No. 5, and Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks is at No. 8. "The widely held hypothesis that Kyle Shanahan is an elite young coach seemed proven when the 49ers advanced to Super Bowl LIV," wrote Daugherty. "Then he won six games again. Six is


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone