49ers personnel exec Peters to interview for Panthers GM job


There has been plenty of interest already from other NFL teams in members of the 49ers' coaching staff as the offseason begins for non-playoff teams, and general manager John Lynch might also have some strong interest in members of his front office.

49ers vice president of player personnel Adam Peters has been linked by multiple reporters to the Denver Broncos' vacant general manager position, but Lynch confirmed to reporters Monday that Peters has been requested by the Carolina Panthers for a GM interview.

"Yeah, we have received notifications. I don't know how specific, but on (defensive coordinator Robert Saleh) Robert and Adam, Robert had a few places, Adam had one and are expecting at least one with (vice president of player personnel Martin Mayhew) Martin," Lynch said.

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Peters worked in the Broncos' front office for eight years from 2009-2016 before joining the 49ers. Being part of building a Super Bowl 50 winner in Denver, as well as two championship teams during his time with the New England Patriots, Peters' bona fides are no joke.

His time with Lynch building the 49ers has seen some misses in the draft, like Solomon Thomas being the duo's first draft pick at No. 3 overall back in 2017. But players like George Kittle, Deebo Samuel and Fred Warner also have dramatically outplayed their draft slots, and it's looking like both 2020 first-round picks Javon Kinlaw and Brandon Aiyuk will be critical parts of the organization going forward.

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Taking a 49ers team from the basement of the NFL to the Super Bowl in just a few years was no small feat, and it's no surprise that Peters might be a coveted option for teams seeking a new GM.

Peters is set for an interview with the Panthers on Wednesday, Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer reported Monday.

Lynch compiled a front office and coaching staff under Kyle Shanahan full of rising stars, and we could see several of them getting promotions to other organizations in the coming weeks.