With Troy Aikman expected to leave FOX for ESPN this offseason, the network must find a replacement for the 2022 season.
According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch could be a candidate to replace Aikman. As you may remember, he worked at FOX as a game analyst before leaving for the NFL.
“Fox will also wait if a mystery candidate, someone not apparent right now, arises,” wrote Marchand. “49ers GM and ex-TV game analyst John Lynch could fall into this category for either Amazon or Fox.”
Other listed candidates include Greg Olsen, currently with FOX, Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay, former New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, and former Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
The San Francisco 49ers general manager has already shot down the rumor that he was contemplating returning to the broadcast booth.
“I have not heard that rumor,” Lynch admitted. “From time to time, opportunities are presented, and I can tell you, and tell everyone that my commitment right now is to this organization. We’re just coming off a season, but my commitment is to the 49ers, the York family, to Kyle (Shanahan).”
Lynch added, “I feel like it’s a real blessing to be part of this organization, so my commitment is right here, and that’s where I’ll be.”
Money can change anything.