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John Lynch Details Why 49ers Took Trey Lance Despite Having Jimmy Garoppolo

John Lynch: “I think Jimmy has got a really good trust in myself and Kyle [Shanahan], and I think you earn that. From day one we’ve been very upfront with Jimmy. When I went to Jimmy I told him the truth, like ‘look, we have made a decision that we’re going to pursue a quarterback this offseason. Jimmy, when you’ve played you’ve been tremendous and the record speaks to that. We feel like there’s room for growth when you’re on the field. The biggest thing has been it’s hard to keep you on the field.’ That’s not an easy thing to tell a player, but Jimmy took it tremendously. ‘But here is the good news, Jimmy, we don’t want you to go anywhere. We want you to be here and our ownership has made the commitment that we can do that, we can fit it in our cap, and we think it’s a good situation for you. Probably not the one you ultimately wanted to hear, I’m sure you want to be the long-term guy’, but the flipside to that is that he still could be. He’s going to have a chance to compete and earn that job. We’re just going to let it play out, Jimmy is a really good football player. I learned as a player that all you want is for people to look you in the eye and tell you the truth, and a little communication can go a long way and that’s what we tried to do with Jimmy… After the draft he was the first player to text Trey.” (Full Segment Above)

Listen to 49ers GM and Pro Football Hall of Fame safety John Lynch join The Herd to open up about what it was like for him to break it to incumbent starter Jimmy Garoppolo that the team was looking to acquire a quarterback this offseason.

Check out the video above as Lynch breaks down to Colin Cowherd the amount of respect he and head coach Kyle Shanahan have for Jimmy G, and why they think he still has a shot to be in the team’s future.

The FULL interview can be found at the bottom of the page.

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