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With the Falcons, Shanahan has a general manager in Thomas Dimitroff who got him exactly what he needed, whether that meant drafting players such as Jake Matthews and Tevin Coleman or signing players such as Gabriel, Mohamed Sanu and Alex Mack.
Game Tony McDaniel Jersey The Niners’ new GM, John Lynch, is set up nicely for Shanahan, too. Like Mike, Kyle is well aware of what a Stanford-educated, Hall of Fame-caliber player named John can do to both lead and build a Super Bowl team. Kyle Shanahan sees a lot of John Elway in John Lynch.
“John is a guy with whom I’ve developed a relationship over the years,” Shanahan said of Lynch. “He’s a guy who lives and dies football. He’s a very smart guy.”
Just four years ago, the 49ers were coming off their third NFC championship game appearance in as many seasons. They looked poised to be one of the dominant teams of the decade.
Since then it has been nothing but chaos in San Francisco, and three different head coaches combined for just 15 wins from 2014 to 2016.
With a new general manager and head coach in place, the 49ers are optimistic that they can fix their mess. And with nearly $80 million in cap room, they have the potential to make big changes in a hurry.
Here’s a breakdown of the 49ers’ offseason options.