Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the 49ers have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract extension with GM John Lynch on Wednesday.
Garafolo adds that the two parties are “buttoning up the language on the deal” which is expected to span five years in total.
Lynch hinted that an extension could be coming so this shouldn’t come as a big surprise. Particularly after the team locked up HC Kyle Shanahan to a new deal this offseason.
Both Lynch and Shanahan were contractually tied to one another, so this will give them more time to continue building the team for a Super Bowl run.
Lynch, 48, played 15 seasons in the NFL for the Buccaneers and Broncos before retiring in 2007. He later worked for FOX Sports as an analyst before the 49ers hired him as their GM for the 2017 season.
During his time as 49ers’ GM, Lynch had helped to led the team to a record of 23-25 (47.9) to go along with two playoff wins over the course of three seasons.