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49ers name John Lynch as GM

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
On January 23, 2017 at 8:35 pm EST

The San Francisco 49ers have been criticized for their personnel moves before. Add this one to the mix, as the team has hired John Lynch as their new general manager.

He has been a broadcaster with Fox Sports. He was paired with Kevin Burkhardt. The two were Fox Sports’ B team compared to Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.

He has been working as a color commentator since Nov. 23, 2008 with Fox Sports when he called his first game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

John Lynch San Francisco 49ers Arthur Blank Atlanta Falcons Kyle Shanahan

John Lynch talking to Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank (Getty Images)

This is the first-time that Lynch will run a National Football League franchise. He was their mystery candidate and will receive a six-year deal.

He takes over for Trent Baalke. Lynch is expected to work with head coach Kyle Shanahan — once he officially takes over after the Super Bowl.

Shanahan has been the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator the past two seasons. He is also expected to receive a six-year deal when he takes over as head coach in more than a week.

Lynch could receive word this week that he is a Pro Football Hall of Fame. He began his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before ending it with the Denver Broncos.

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