New 49ers general manager John Lynch knows his first real test in his new role will be finding a quarterback.
Appearing on KNBR, Lynch said that the conversation about who will helm Kyle Shanahan’s offense has already begun and that he’s considering finding a quarterback through the draft, by trade or free agency, as well as keeping one of the signal-callers already on the roster.
“We’re looking at every scenario,” Lynch said. “We’re both big believers — and I don’t think this is revolutionary, everyone knows how important that position is — but we certainly place a huge emphasis on it and we’re going to work hard to get that right.”
More quotes from Lynch’s radio spot:
“We’ve already discussed it, but we’re going to get together and find out exactly what he’s looking for in a quarterback. And then we’re going to evaluate the guys we have, we’re going to evaluate the draft, and we’re going to look hard at free agency, trades, whatever we need to do to get a guy.
“And it may not be this year. It may be that we draft and develop. We’re looking at every scenario. We both are big believers – I don’t think this is anything revolutionary, everyone knows how important that position is — but we certainly place a huge emphasis on it and we’re going to work hard to get that right.”
Lynch also defended Shanahan’s playcalling during the Super Bowl on 95.7 The Game.
Shanahan and Lynch will be formally introduced in a press conference Thursday.