One of the most respected players to ever play the game of football, and a six-time finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, John Lynch is in his third season as the team’s General Manager following a 15-year playing career and more than eight seasons as an NFL analyst.
Since coming to San Francisco, Lynch has been vigilant in seeking and acquiring the players that embody the team’s culture on the field and in the community. While working hand-in-hand with head coach Kyle Shanahan and the coaching staff, Lynch and his personnel staff continue to add players through all available avenues.
Following the 2018 season, Lynch continued to improve the 49ers roster through trades, free agency and the 2019 NFL Draft. The offseason started with the 49ers acquiring DL Dee Ford via trade and signing him to a five-year contract followed by the signing of free agents such as LB Kwon Alexander, RB Tevin Coleman, and Pro Bowl CB Jason Verrett. The 49ers added eight players to the roster during the 2019 NFL Draft, including DL Nick Bosa with the second overall selection. On June 5, 2019, the organization announced at its annual State of the Franchise that it had signed All-Pro T Joe Staley to a two-year contract extension through the 2021 season, ensuring he would finish his career in red and gold.