John Lynch has some advice after he suffered an unfortunate accident.
The general manager spoke to local media on Tuesday via conference call instead of in person because of his appearance. Lynch explained what happened right after the club finalized an extension with Deebo Samuel.
“I had a little biking incident — situation,” Lynch said with a laugh, per NBC Sports Bay Area. “Ironically right after we finished Deebo, Linda said ‘Time to get some fresh air.’ We went outside and I happened to land on my face. So I’m a little bruised up and not interested in becoming a meme going forward so I’m laying low for a little bit.”
Lynch added that he was not wearing a helmet when this accident occurred.
“Here’s my PSA announcement — I was not and I paid for it,” Lynch said. “I’m scheduled to be in Canton to support a couple of friends — Bryan Young and Tony Boselli. I don’t know. I can wear shades but I think I’m going to be answering so many questions I might just be better up here in my office.”
The only thing he ended up hurting was his ego in the fall.
“No broken bones, but broken ego,” Lynch added.
After wearing a helmet to protect his head for 15 seasons in the NFL, you would think he would be used to rocking one by now. A valuable lesson was learned on that day.
As for Deebo, the 49ers finally inked him to a three-year, $71.5 extension with $58.1 million guaranteed, according to Ian Rapoport. His new deal has a maximum value of $73.5 million and ties him under contract through 2025.
In 2021, Samuel appeared in 16 games for the 49ers and caught 77 passes for 1,405 yards receiving to go along with 365 yards rushing and 14 total touchdowns, six through the air, and eight on the ground.