49ers GM John Lynch Named Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2021 Finalist


The 15 Modern-Era Player Finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2021 was revealed on Tuesday with the San Francisco 49ers general manager earning a spot on the list.

This year marks the eighth time that Lynch has been named a finalist. San Francisco's general manager constructed one of the all-time great NFL careers while with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1993-2003) and the Denver Broncos (2004-07). A four-time All-Pro and nine-time Pro Bowl selection, Lynch played in 224 games (191 starts) and registered 1,054 tackles, 13.0 sacks, 26 interceptions, 16 forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and 100 passes defended.

The finalists will be presented to the full 48-member Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee the day before Super Bowl LV. The selection committee will elect a maximum of five Modern-Era players for the Class of 2021.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2021 will be determined and announced during the week leading up to Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Fla.

Here's a full list of all 15 Modern-Era Player Finalists for the class of 2021:

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QB Peyton ManningIndianapolis Colts/Denver Broncos1998-2015
WR Calvin JohnsonDetroit Lions2007-2015
WR Torry HoltSt. Louis Rams/Jacksonville Jaguars1999-2009
WR Reggie WayneIndianapolis Colts2001-2014
DB Charles WoodsonOakland Raiders/Green Bay Packers1998-2012
DB Ronde BarberTampa Bay Buccaneers1997-2012
S LeRoy ButlerGreen Bay Packers1990-2001
S John LynchTampa Bay Buccaneers/Denver Broncos1993-2007
LB Zach ThomasMiami Dolphins/Dallas Cowboys1996-2008
DE Jared AllenKansas City Chiefs/Minnesota Vikings/Chicago Bears/Carolina Panthers2004-2013
T Tony BoselliJacksonville Jaguars/Houston Texans1995-2002
G Alan FanecaPittsburgh Steelers/New York Jets/Arizona Cardnals1998-2010
LB Clay MatthewsCleveland Browns/Atlanta Falcons1978-1996
DE/DT Richard SeymourNew England Patriots/Oakland Raiders2001-2012
LB Sam MillsNew Orleans Saints/Carolina Panthers1986-1997