49ers extending John Lynch is proof of organizational excellence

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The San Francisco 49ers have officially extended general manager John Lynch.

The San Francisco 49ers have become a model organization for other NFL teams to follow in the footsteps of. And that was made evident following the decision to extend general manager John Lynch on Wednesday.

After inking their head coach to a long-term extension through the 2025 season back in June, the 49ers followed suit by doing the same with their GM just six weeks later.

And just like that, the two leaders of the 49ers’ organization are set to remain in charge for the foreseeable future. You want stability? That’s stability.

Lynch’s deal is set to take him through the 2024 season, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. But for the next few years, Shanahan and Lynch will be tied at the hip.

The 49ers have tied Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch at the hip since bringing them to San Francisco.

That’s fitting seeing as the two were brought in together back in 2017 when the 49ers ushered in a new era. But while things may be great right now, it wasn’t always smooth sailing for the boys in red and gold.

The 49ers struggled mightily going a combined 10-22 in the first two seasons of the Lynch/Shanahan era. But everything came together in 2019 as the team put together a magical season that concluded with a 13-3 finish and a Super Bowl appearance.

Yes, the 49ers were 15 minutes away from a championship and many will blame Shanahan for the team’s shortcomings. But that’s ignoring just who got them to that point in the first place.

This is Lynch and Shanahan’s team. The majority of the current roster is a product of those two individuals and much of the team’s success must fall on their shoulders.

The 49ers are clearly aware of this and their decision to extend not only Shanahan but Lynch is proof of this. They have full faith in these two to lead their organization for the foreseeable future.

Other NFL franchises have turned to the New England Patriots or, in more recent years, the Kansas City Chiefs model of roster-building. But in that same respect, many are also beginning to turn to the Niners model.

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Lynch and Shanahan are the conductors leading the 49ers train to success. And now, they should be given free rein to do so for at least the next half-decade.