49ers GM John Lynch admits team considered pursuing Tom Brady in free agency
San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch is certainly not afraid to speak his mind while this has remained the case throughout this offseason. Furthering such a notion this week, Lynch admitted that the 49ers did indeed consider pursuing former New England Patriots and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady in free agency earlier this offseason.
“When you’re talking about one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time with Tom Brady, of course you’re going to have some internal discussion,” Lynch said, speaking on The Rich Eisen Show on Tuesday morning, via ESPN. “And then you hear rumors that hey, he’d like to come home, that kind of thing.”
Of course, the 49ers just reached the Super Bowl with another former Patriots signal-caller under center in Jimmy Garoppolo, who previously signed a massive deal to remain in San Francisco for the foreseeable future.
“So of course Kyle and I have discussions,” Lynch added, via The Rich Eisen Show, as transcribed by ESPN. “We’re always into getting better, so you always look at everything, especially a situation like that. But within a day or two, Kyle and I looked at each other and said, ‘You know what, we really like what we have in Jimmy.’ We love everything that he brings and we really believe it’s a long-term answer. I would tell you we’re more convinced than ever about who our quarterback is in Jimmy Garoppolo.”
The 49ers will enter the upcoming 2020-21 campaign as the reigning NFC Champions. However, it appears as though Lynch and company won’t leave any stones unturned along the way.