John Lynch, a former American professional football player has just been chosen as the general manager of the San Francisco 49ers. The 45-year-old former footballer John was named as the GM of the team on 29th of January 2017.
John got a selection in the NFL draft in the third round of the 1993 NFL draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while the surprising fact is he was selected in the Major League Baseball draft a year before in 1992. John had a very good career in football which provided him a big reputation as a player while he also owns a lot of money. His recent net worth is estimated to be around $19 million. We will explore his career heights and personal belongings to find out if the figure given here is true? To know more about John's career and net worth, stay with us.
The ex-NFL safety and former FOX analyst John has been hired by San Francisco 49ers as the new general manager of the team. The team management announced the deal on Sunday and it told ESPN that the deal is for six years. Now the former player has to show he was not only the best player of NFL but also has a capacity to become the best manager of the league.
After he was hired to the team, the veteran NFL reporter Jim Trotter expressed his happiness by tweeting on his official twitter.
I like John Lynch and hope he succeeds. But every scout/personnel guy who has spent decades trying to climb GM ladder should be disturbed.— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) January 30, 2017
After he was hired, he said that he recognized and understood the skeptics questioning his first foray into running an NFL personnel department.
The week is bound to be very delightful for John as he signed a deal to take on San Francisco 49ers as the new GM at the starting of the week while the week is ought to end with him joining the Pro Football Hall of Fame which is going to be held on Saturday.
If Lynch is inducted into the Hall of Fame, he will become the first pure safety who has played since last 36 years to earn induction into it. Lynch said after being nominated as the finalist for the third time last year as
I think that's the sentiment that I feel most strongly about, and I've communicated when asked by the Hall of Fame writers, that, hey, I certainly would like if it was me, but I think this is something that needs to change.
John had a very impressive career in NFL where he managed to play for around 14 years and during the career, he managed to play with three teams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver broncos, and New England Patriots.
Video: John's career highlights
After playing for 14 long years, John announced his retirement as a player on November 17, 2008, 6 days later he joined NFL on Fox as a color commentator.
John earned a very good amount of salary while he was playing which adds up to his very good net worth which is estimated to be around $19 million.