The San Francisco 49ers Wednesday evening that announced that assistant GM Tom Gamble is leaving the team.
“The 49ers organization has tremendous respect and appreciation for Tom Gamble and his many years of service,” said General Manager John Lynch. “He is a class act who has helped a great deal in this transition, and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him. After working together over the last month, Tom and I agreed that it would be in both of our best interests for him to pursue other opportunities. Tom is a true professional and we wish him and his family great success in the future.”
“I must thank Jed, the York family and the entire 49ers organization for the wonderful memories they provided me and my family, but it is time I move on,” said Gamble. “This past month, I have had the pleasure of working alongside John Lynch and the talented staff he has assembled. The team is in capable hands and I wish them nothing but the best.”
There had been talk that Gamble was likely going to be moving on at some point this offseason now that the 49ers brought in a new head coach and general manager to run the team, so this shouldn’t come as a huge surprise.
Gamble’s first stint with the 49ers was back in 2005 and spanned eight seasons. He eventually worked his way up to director of player personnel in 2011 and later joined the Eagles as their vice president of player personnel in 2013. The 49ers hired him as their assistant GM last July, so his most recent stint in San Franciso lasted less than a year.