The John Lynch experiment can be officially declared a success.
We could have said that at the end of January, when the Lynch San Francisco 49ers won the NFC in a convincing way, but the medieval news ended it. Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network announced that the 49ers had agreed on the terms of a multi-year extension that will lead Lynch’s team until 2024.
Lynch was a surprising, if not overwhelming, choice as early as January 2017. When they had no front office experience 49 years earlier, the 49ers jumped off a cliff and hired Lynch, who a month later brought Kyle Shanahan as his head coach.
The flight was not exactly without turbulence, but the 2019 sprints on the conference title and the appearance of the Super Bowl LIV confirmed that San Francisco was sensible outside the field when choosing the nine-time Pro Bowler.
Lynch’s most significant move came just nine months after he was hired when he sent a second round to New England for quarterback Jimmy Garoppol. From there, the former All-Pro Security carefully incorporated the team into the title candidate.
Lynch’s back rally perfectly complemented Kyle Shanahan’s offensive scheme in 2019, leading to League No. 1 attack. 2. His willingness to invest in the defense front brought the league’s second best defense in terms of the number of yards allowed per game, and key off-game additions – such as Richard Sherman’s 2018 collection – helped strengthen the rear of the suffocating unit.
By the time winter came, he and Shanahan were working together to produce an animal that won on the way to Miami. Their role will be to maintain a top level of talent and anticipation in the Bay Area, where fans hope to see a repeat performance in 2020 with one key difference: Instead of giving up the Super Bowl leadership, they will want to see how men with gold domes bring home the Lombardi Trophy.