The San Francisco 49ers can't afford to fire and miss again on their GM and head coach search for the 2017 season, but that isn't scaring them away from doing something different. They have hired former Buccaneers great John Lynch as their next GM.
While Lynch was a monster on the field, 9x Pro Bowl selection and 2x 1st Team All Pro and Super Bowl XXXVII champion, he has no front office or coaching experience. He spent the last eight years as an NFL analyst for FOX but now Lynch is heading back to the Bay Area where he spent his collegiate days at Stanford.
The Niners are expected to sign Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as their next head coach after Atlanta faces the Patriots in Super Bowl LI.