Lynch said rumors of the 49ers shopping Thomas was inaccurate and he met with him on Wednesday to discuss his future with the team.
“He’s a big part of our team right now that we are extremely excited about moving forward with him,” Lynch said, via Nick Wagoner.
It was reported earlier today that San Francisco was shopping Thomas in trade talks, but it appears they are prepared to keep him. (NFLTR)
So far through two seasons, Thomas has not had the impact the 49ers expected after taking him with the No. 3 overall pick a few years ago. In 30 games for the 49ers, Thomas has only recorded four total sacks.
Thomas, 23, was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The 49ers traded down from the No. 2 pick to select Thomas, then signed him to a four-year, $28.15 million deal.
Thomas is owed base salaries of $645,000 and $735,000 over the next two years of the agreement. The 49ers will have a fifth-year option to pick up in 2020.
In 2018, Thomas appeared in all 16 games for the 49ers, recording 31 total tackles, three tackles for loss and one sack.