One of the most respected players to ever play the game of football, and a seven-time finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, John Lynch is in his fourth season as the team's General Manager following a 15-year playing career and more than eight seasons as an NFL analyst. In August of 2020, Lynch signed a multi-year contract extension with the 49ers.
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 a 13-3 regular season record and a trip to Super Bowl LIV, Lynch was named the 2019 Executive of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America.