2 biggest headaches John Lynch, 49ers have dealt with in 2022

San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
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The 49ers’ 2022 offseason hasn’t gone perfectly, but these two pressing issues have had to be of the most annoyance to John Lynch so far.

Thank goodness, at least for his sake, San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch is good with the media. He was, after all, a former Fox Sports analyst after his pro playing career wrapped up, so he understands the questions and gets how to provide answers that can be, at times, both telling and vague all at the same time.

Lynch, ever the optimist, is still facing some awfully big challenges as the Niners look to navigate the rest of the offseason in 2022 and the lead-up to this year’s NFL Draft.

While not expected to be massive players in free agency once the league new year began, San Francisco was nevertheless reluctant to engineer a lot of splash deals. The only big-ticket item was signing veteran cornerback Charvarius Ward, who’ll immediately assume the No. 1 spot on the depth chart at his position.

Aside from that, most of Lynch’s moves were ancillary in addition to some of the notable free-agent departures the 49ers endured.

Things might have been notably different if a few things had worked better in the Niners’ favor, though, and it’s likely there are a couple of circumstances creating frustration for Lynch and Co. even if he’s not openly saying as much.

Let’s take a look at two of those specific “headaches” Lynch has had to deal with this offseason and why they’ve created a less-than-perfect offseason for San Francisco thus far.