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Months after Kyle Shanahan, John Lynch gets his extension, too

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It was a (semi) long time coming for John Lynch. At least, it felt that way after it was revealed that head coach Kyle Shanahan received a six-year extension (a fresh three years on top of his remaining three), with a raise and re-working of his existing years, back in mid-June.

That deal, though, had already been signed well before June, with The Athletic’s Matt Barrows reporting the agreement was in place before the NFL Combine.

But now, a day after the 49ers’ general manager went on KNBR with some fairly heavy-handed optimism about an impending contract extension for himself, the news is out.

Lynch got his extension, though it’s not quite as sweet as Shanahan’s. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, it’s a new, five-year contract, a year shorter than Shanahan’s. Like with Shanahan, it appears the terms of those remaining three years were thrown out in the new deal, which assuredly means a raise for Lynch, now signed through 2024.


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