The San Francisco 49ers are about to make a hire that has stunned the football world because it’s a name that came out of nowhere.

Lynch is the definition of a big get. The Fox Sports analyst played safety for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1993-2003, and then played four more seasons for the Denver Broncos. He won a Super Bowl with the Bucs. He was elected to the Pro Bowl nine times, was a first-team All=Po twice, and many expect he’ll be inducted in the Hall of Fame.

The reported length of the deal means the Niners must really believe in a guy who has been in the broadcast booth since 2008.

The San Francisco 49ers have stunned the football world by inking a mega deal — for a GM Twitter via SB Nation
Ray Marcano About the author:
Ray grew up in the Bronx, New York, so no surprise --- he's a lifelong New York Yankee fan. He's suffered through the last 40 years of bad New York hoops (he's a Knicks fan) and gets occasional giggles from the Rangers (NHL finals last year!).  In addition to his ...Read more
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