Lynch took down Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers twice in the game, giving him nine sacks for his brief career – all coming in the last 14 games. The second-year University of South Florida product has seven tackles for losses in four games to rank third in the league behind Houston’s J.J. Watt and St. Louis’ Aaron Donald.
“Aaron’s a good player. He’s really talented, he’s smart, he’s tough and he’s got a high motor,” 49ers defensive coordinator Eric Mangini told the team’s official website. “I’ve liked him, though, since last season. And he and I’ve talked a lot about it. As he experiences things and understands how the defense works together, he’s got a great upside.”