John Lynch Headshot
Report a problem with this profile
[email protected]

John Lynch        

San Francisco 49ers General Manager; Retired NFL Saftey, 9x Pro-bowler, Superbowl Champion & NFL Analyst for FOX

John Lynch is a former National Football League strong safety and the current general manager of the San Francisco 49ers. The nine-time Pro-Bowl safety played 15 seasons in the NFL, before becoming a color commentator for NFL on Fox. Lynch joined FOX as a full-time game analyst in 2009, until accepting the position as general manager in 2017.

Well known as one of the hardest hitters during his time in the NFL, Lynch was also one of the toughest defensive players ever to step foot on the football field. In NFL Films’ production of “Top 10 Most Feared Tacklers,” Lynch was ranked at No. 10 on a list that included such NFL legends as Dick Butkus, Lawrence Taylor and Jack Lambert.

Lynch made his initial mark in Tampa Bay where he played his first 11 seasons in the NFL for the Buccaneers, earning five trips to the Pro Bowl (1997, 1999-2002). In 2000 Lynch led the Buccaneers franchise to its first Super Bowl victory over the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. In 2004, Lynch signed as a free agent with the Denver Broncos. A known leader, he was named defensive co-captain and registered four more Pro Bowl selections with the team (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007).

A third round pick out of Stanford in 1993, Lynch was a second-team All-American and first-team All-Pacific-10 Conference as a senior. Lynch began his college career as a quarterback and his athletic abilities weren’t just limited to the gridiron. A star outfielder and pitcher for the Cardinal, Lynch was drafted as a pitcher by the Florida Marlins in the second round (66th overall) of the 1992 amateur draft. He threw the first pitch in the organization's history as a member of the Erie Sailors. His jersey is in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Lauded for his off-the-field work, Lynch was a finalist for the 2002 and 2003 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year awards, an award that honors a player's volunteer and charity work, as well as his excellence on the field.

Videos


News


Peppy 49ers GM John Lynch has zero experience, and zero QBs, to ...

INDIANAPOLIS – I have no idea how successful John Lynch will be running the San Francisco 49ers. No one really does. But even if he ends up being not quite  ...

John Lynch's task: Lead 49ers while learning - SFGate

9, 2014 photo shows former NFL player John Lynch on the sideline before an NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers  ...

49ers hire ex-safety John Lynch to be general manager - SFGate

John Lynch has a Stanford degree, nine Pro Bowl berths and a successful broadcasting career, but he possesses no experience as an NFL executive. Despite ...

Related Speakers View all


More like John