Back on January 30th, the San Francisco 49ers surprisingly hired John Lynch as their new general manager.
Lynch, who had no previous front office experience, was handed the reigns to the struggling Bay Area team.
One of the biggest question marks surround the 49ers will be who their starting quarterback will be in 2017. Colin Kaepernick will opt out of his contract, and Blaine Gabbert is more suited for a backup role.
One option will be for Lynch to draft a quarterback next month with the second overall pick. Some might consider this year’s draft to be weak at the quarterback spot, but it looks as though Lynch found his guy.
John Lynch said the 49ers interviewed Norte Dame QB DeShone Kizer last night: "He blew the doors off it."
— Kevin Jones (@Mr_KevinJones) March 2, 2017
DeShone Kizer is a first round quarterback in most circles around the league. However, there are concerns about decision making and ball security. In 12 games last season, Kizer turned the ball over 14 times (9 interceptions, 4 fumbles). Factor that in with his 15 turnovers in 2015 and you have a large sample of questionable decisions.
But with just sheer arm strength, Kizer might be the best in this year’s class.
While Kizer might take a year or two to mold into a starter, it seems as though John Lynch might have already found his quarterback of the future. The question still remains, though. Will the 49ers take a chance on him with their No. 2 overall pick come draft night?