San Francisco 49ers GM John Lynch just spoke on NFL Network. Here’s a transcript.
Q: What can you tell me about what you’ve done at quarterback and what you still plan to do?
LYNCH: We’re really excited about Brian Hoyer and him being a part of the 49ers. Brian obviously has been with Kyle (Shanahan). Kyle knows what he’s getting in Brian Hoyer. I’ve been an admirer from afar. He’s got an opportunity to come and be our guy, and that was important to Brian. We’re really thrilled. We think he’s perfect for what we wanted and we’re excited.
Q: A lot of people are calling him a bridge quarterback until you get maybe further along in the next couple of years you bring somebody in. Is that an accurate way to describe him?
LYNCH: I think we were very transparent with Brian in terms of what we’re doing. And right now he’s our guy, but we’re always going to explore, particularly at that position, to be the best we can be. That’s what we did with Brian. We’ve got one (quarterback) on our roster. As of 1 o’clock today here we had zero on our roster. So we feel a lot better there, but we’ve got some work to do.
Q: Obviously you’ve got to find more quarterbacks. Where do you find them? Where do you pick them up?
LYNCH: Free agency is not over, and obviously the draft is out there. We will look at those options and look at those options really hard. That process has begun. It continues and we look forward to it.
Q: Kirk Cousins rumors are swirling. We know that he and Kyle have an association and a trust and like there. Is it a possibility that he still comes here?
LYNCH: I’m not at liberty to talk about guys under contract. But as I’ve said, we’re going to look at every option to try to be the best we can be. Kyle and I set out here with an organization that’s coming off a couple bad years, but we’re here to build championships. And so to do that, we know how critical that position is. That’s why feel so strongly about Brian right now. And as I said, we’re going to continue to look and delve into every and any option.