In a move that shook up or should I say -- shocked the NFL landscape, the San Francisco 49ers made a very bold move out of left field by hiring former strong safety and nine time Pro Bowler John Lynch as its new general manager.
While Lynch may have zero experience in an NFL front office or coaching a football team for that matter, here is why I absolutely love this move by San Francisco.
1. He's a Stanford graduate. Which means the guy is a very intelligent dude. Smarts mean something in the National Football League. The 49ers have arguably been the most dysfunctional and quite possibly the dumbest franchise over the last three seasons and that starts at the top. Beginning with owner Jed York. Remember how he botched the Jim Harbaugh stand off a few seasons ago?
How did that working out Mr. York?
2. Lynch's not too far removed from the game of football since retiring in 2008. He has recently served as a color analyst for the NFL On Fox and did a fantastic job in doing so.
3. The San Francisco 49ers as I've mentioned above have been the most inept franchise probably in all of sports the last few seasons. And it is all their fault. No one else to blame but themselves.
Right now we do not know anything about what John Lynch can and cannot do as a front office executive given that we have zero information to even formulate an opinion. But I can guarantee you this. It will not be for a lack of trying.
I wish John Lynch the best of luck and Godspeed.
He is definitely going to need it.