San Francisco 49ers Extend Head Coach Kyle Shanahan, General Manager John Lynch

The infrastructure that has transformed the San Francisco 49ers into one of the NFL's best rosters and perennial contenders will remain in place for the foreseeable future. The team announced Friday it has reached extensions with head coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch.

Terms have not been released by the 49ers; teams typically keep details on the contracts of coaches and front-office figures scarce. All we know as of now is that both Shanahan and Lynch are receiving multi-year deals.

Shanahan joined the 49ers in 2017 after a stint as offensive coordinator with the Atlanta Falcons that included a Super Bowl appearance, a top-scoring offense, and an MVP season for quarterback Matt Ryan in 2016. Shanahan's creativity as a play-caller has allowed the 49ers to finish as a top-six scoring offense in three of the past six years.

Lynch was a surprise co-hire along with Shanahan in 2017. Despite virtually no experience in a major front-office role, the nine-time Pro Bowl safety and 2021 Hall of Famer quickly established himself as one of the better talent evaluators and savvier roster constructors in the league. The 49ers sent six players to the Pro Bowl in 2022, all of whom were either drafted or acquired by Lynch.

The 49ers have made the NFC Championship game in three of the past four years under Shanahan and Lynch and appear poised for another big year. They sit at 3-0, and last year's rookie phenom Brock Purdy has maintained his momentum in his second year despite tearing his UCL in January: he's averaging 236.3 net passing yards per game at an impressive 7.31 net yards per passing attempt this season. If Purdy truly is the franchise quarterback he appears to be, then the best has yet to come for the Shanahan/Lynch 49ers. 

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