John Lynch’s 9-Year-Old Daughter Says “The 49ers Are Horrible,” Cried When Her Dad Took GM Job


John Lynch’s daughter is going places.

The former NFL star was hired seemingly out of the blue for the San Francisco 49ers vacant General Manager position.

The team held a press conference Thursday a formal introduction, Lynch told the story of his 9-year-old daughter getting upset after his hiring by the team.

“I think the toughest one — I haven’t told this yet to the media — all my kids took it really well,” Lynch said. “They were shocked but they took it really well. My 9-year-old started bawling, and she’s not that girl. She’s the one that was always happy. And she was crying, and I said, ‘What’s wrong Leah? Are you afraid? Is there some nervous anxiety about moving?’ And she said, ‘No daddy,’ and she was sobbing. And I said, ‘What’s wrong?’ And she said, ‘The 49ers are horrible.’ So, I said, ‘Well, I think that’s why they hired your daddy.”

The 49ers own one of the worst rosters in the NFL. Their 2-14 season came a year after a 5-11 season. They are on their third coach in three years. They don’t have a reliable quarterback. They have a bunch of No. 3 and No. 4 receivers. Their defense finished dead last in the NFL in stopping the run in 2016 (by more than 20 yards per game).

Perhaps the Cleveland Browns should consider her for their general manager, considering her highly accurate recognition of talent, or lack there of.