49ers’ Lynch: ‘Eager to earn trust’ of skeptics

10:35 PM ET

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — New San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch said he recognizes and understands the skeptics questioning his first foray into running an NFL personnel department.

“I would say that I’m eager to earn their trust,” Lynch said. “I think the feelings that some might have there are natural.”

Lynch went on to explain how his path to the NFL and then to the doorstep of the Pro Football Hall of Fame (he’s a finalist) weren’t exactly conventional, so he is accustomed to taking a different route to football success.

“There’s a lot of things in my life that haven’t been conventional, and I appreciate that [49ers CEO] Jed [York] was willing to think outside the box. … I would say I understand that [skepticism], and I’m fully aware that myself, the team I put around me, we’re going to have to earn the respect. The only way you do that is through your actions. For us, that’s showing it on the field. We’ve got a big

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