Jed York gives Kyle Shanahan, John Lynch vote of confidence

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The 49ers had four head coaches in the four seasons before 2018. In other words, it’s not like Jed York has shown great patience.

He moved on from Jim Harbaugh, Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly in three consecutive offseasons before hiring Kyle Shanahan.

Things have changed, though.

Despite General Manager John Lynch and Shanahan going 10-22 in their two seasons, York has given them a vote of confidence. That on top of the six-year contracts he signed them to before the 2017 season.

“We’re probably not going to get it all right in the first year, first two years, but this is something we’re going to try to build, and I believe we have a very good foundation. I think the future is bright for us,” York said, via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area.

York pointed to the decimated roster Lynch and Shanahan inherited as well as the inexperience of the two men in their respective jobs. Lynch had no experience as a General Manager, and Shanahan is a first-time head coach.

“I have a lot of patience with these guys,” York said. “I think there are reasons we’ve had the records we’ve had the last two years, and I feel very, very good about the team those guys are putting together.”

11 responses to “Jed York gives Kyle Shanahan, John Lynch vote of confidence

  1. Ah, the dreaded “vote of confidence”. Yeah Jed, your team will be fine – if you and Paraag stay out of the way. Crawl back under your desk, take a long drive in your Tesla as far away from 49er HQ as possible, move to France.. one way or another, just get out of the way and let the professionals run the franchise, and you’ll be fine.

  2. You all know young Jedd is looking North at the Seahawks, who in their 3rd year under Pete and JS, already had two of the best drafts in NFL history and with Russell Wilson in his 2nd year winning the SB and now Jedd is looking South to LA and their 2 years of growth —
    I’ll give Lynch and Shanny this last year but another year under .500 and they’re gone gone gone.

  3. This intends to provoke, and it succeeded. That York said it reinforces my opinion that he is an owner who should keep his mouth shut about the coaching staff. You have a solid coaching staff and a plan that fans can see, unlike under the previous 2 head coaches.

  4. Year 1 was to clear out the Kelly/Tomsula stench. Year 2 should have been better and progress was being made until they lost Jimmy and McKinnon. So they get a pass there.

    This year absolutely no excuses at this point. Lynch needs to nail the draft and they need to win minimum 8-9 games. Anything less will be a failure and both Kyle and Lynch should be nervous about year 4 and beyond.

  5. It’s not his team anyway. His wife owns it. He runs it. His wife got it from her brother who got it from his dad who owned it and lived in my hometown. York is not the owner. His wife is.

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