A lot and I mean a lot of skeptisim and scrutiny goes along with the John Lynch to San Francisco hiring. Jed York, shocked the bay area when he announced John Lynch, former All-Pro Safety and color commentator for Fox, would be the 49ers next General Manager. I'm sure the fan base was not too thrilled with this hiring after so many years of Trent Balke fucking up the franchise. Instead of going with a safe hire, you know someone that has any experience whatsoever in an NFL front office, they decided to go with a former NFL superstar that has never been apart of an NFL front office. I'm not going to get too caught up in the experience aspect of this hiring, one because this guy has played and watched a shit ton of football games, so he clearly can evaluate talent, and knows what works and what doesn't. Secondly, the job isn't something you really need a degree for, you either get football or you don't, and as a guy that was apart of many successful teams, he knows what it takes to win. Lynch was also probably one of my least favorite color commentators, now that we never have to hear him on television on Sunday's is also a win for everybody. The only red flag that really shot up at me with this decision was the fact he was one of the hardest hitting safeties in NFL history. No one wanted to meet John Lynch across the middle back in the day because he'd decapitate you. The thing is, the harder you're hitting people the more likely you're to get concussions, and fuck your brain up. A guy like John Lynch is almost certain to end up with CTE since he played the game with such reckless abandon. The fact the league didn't acknowledge concussions back then as a serious thing also isn't going to help his case for a sturdy brain. All kidding aside, who really knows how the hiring will turn out, no one, just let the man make some moves before you start shitting on Jed York's unconventional decision. He's a former defensive star that won a Superbowl with a great defense, so I'm guessing his goal will be to rebuild the 49ers atrocious defense. The 49ers can't get much worse, so Lynch is in a situation where basically all he can do is go up. He's set up for success essentially. As long as Lynch isn't totally brain dead and incompetent when it comes to building a team, the 49ers will be just fine. I refuse to have a conversation about John Lynch without reminiscing on his pure savagery, so here's a look at the 49ers new GM's resume.