49ers GM John Lynch reaches out Tom Brady amid speculation of quarterback shakeup in 2023

The quarterback position has been a revolving door for the San Francisco 49ers in recent years, and it seems they may be looking to add another name to the mix. General Manager John Lynch recently joked about the possibility of Tom Brady coming out of retirement to join the team.

Why did General Manager John Lynch want to include TB12 in the 49ers?

Although Lynch only sent a congratulatory text to Brady after his retirement, he did mention that San Francisco could potentially add a veteran quarterback to their roster during the offseason. The 49ers are facing uncertainty with both Brock Purdy and Trey Lance, who are coming off injuries and have limited starting experience.

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Purdy showed promise as a backup in 2022, leading the team to a 7-1 record as a starter, but his recovery from elbow surgery is uncertain. Lance, who was drafted third overall in 2021, missed most of last season with an ankle injury and has only started four games in his career. Additionally, veteran backup Jimmy Garoppolo is set to hit free agency.

While Brady, who turned 45 this year, has claimed he is retired for good, he has been linked to the 49ers in the past. As a lifelong fan of the team, he was on Lynch’s radar in 2020 when he became a free agent. Ultimately, Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the possibility of a return from retirement has not been completely ruled out by Bucs GM Jason Licht.

What value will Tom Brady add to the 49ers?

Adding Brady to the 49ers would undoubtedly be a huge acquisition for the team. He has led his previous teams to numerous Super Bowl victories and is widely considered to be the greatest quarterback of all time. With his experience and leadership, he could be the missing piece that helps the 49ers finally solidify their quarterback position.

While it remains to be seen whether Lynch’s comments about contacting Brady were serious or just a joke, it’s clear that the 49ers are looking to make changes at the quarterback position. Whether it’s through the addition of a veteran QB or the continued development of Purdy and Lance, San Francisco is hoping to find stability at the most important position on the field.

Can the 49ers find the perfect fit in time? Stay tuned for more updates. 


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