John Lynch Turned Down 'Stupid' Amount of Money to Stay With 49ers

Adam Taylor McKillop
San Francisco 49ers GM John Lynch turned down a 'stupid' amount of money to stay with the team.
San Francisco 49ers GM John Lynch turned down a 'stupid' amount of money to stay with the team. / Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers offseason has not been simple, in any sense of the word. Between the everlasting debate about their quarterback depth chart between Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo, the dramatic contract discussions with Deebo Samuel, and now a new wrinkle.

According to NFL insider David Lombardi, general manager John Lynch was offered a "stupid" amount of money to leave the 49ers and join the Amazon broadcast team.

At least Lynch turned down this offer...

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Lynch recently spoke at a Dwight Clark Legacy Series event and explained exactly why he turned down the position. It's something 49ers fans will love to hear.

"How do I sit up here and address these guys [after the NFC Championship game] and talk about having the fortitude to fight through the pain of losing a game like this and then turn around and bolt on them? I couldn't do it," said Lynch.

The reports suggest Amazon's offer was in the ballpark of 3x what Lynch currently makes, or around $15 million.

Lynch and his 49ers look forward to a season full of better health amongst the starters and another hopeful deep playoff run. Currently, FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL Odds show San Francisco at +1600 (T-6th) to win Super Bowl 57.

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