The San Francisco 49ers has chosen a new general manager, but rumor has it that the team could face some challenges should it need another one in the near future. It appears that the new general manager of the San Francisco 49ers was a surprise choice for those who are closely following developments in NFL.
As reported by USA Today, John Lynch has secured the post of general manager with the San Francisco 49ers. He won the role out of several others who were also interviewed for the post.
Choosing one among several qualified people for an appointment is not a bad thing. Actually, it is the norm in any other job. However, Lynch reportedly had zero experience in being a general manager.
When it was looking for a general manager to replace Trent Baalke, the San Francisco 49ers interviewed several prominent people who are widely known in the sport, including Minnesota's George Paton and Arizona's Terry McDonough. Maybe fans were hoping that their team would get one of the good general managers who can secure the San Francisco 49ers' NFL reign.
However, as it stands, the people who are handling the San Francisco 49ers chose Lynch, whose claim to fame is being a former Stanford and NFL star safety, Mercury News reported. The sports world was shocked with the announcement because Lynch was never mentioned in any reports about the San Francisco 49ers' search for a new general manager.
On top of that, the team's handlers also picked a person who has no coaching experience to be the head coach. Kyle Shanahan will reportedly be hired after the Super Bowl. It is not clear what the San Francisco 49ers is aiming for after the recent hires, but it hopefully will not negatively impact the team's chances.
Jobs & Hire previously reported that the San Francisco 49ers is among the NFL teams that have the best situation for head coaches.