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San Francisco 49ers: Paraag Marathe may be the Niners real MVP

Paraag Marathe of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

While Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch have spearheaded the 49ers’ terrific turnaround, Paraag Marathe is the Niners’ real MVP.

There, I said it. Well, wrote it.

Paarag Marathe, the San Francisco 49ers‘ Executive Vice President of Football Operations and chief contracts negotiator, is the organization’s real MVP. Not Jimmy. Not Kittle. Not Bosa.

Sounds crazy, right? Except if you truly analyze the structure of salary caps, the complexity of contracts, and the relatively short shelf-life of NFL Super Bowl contenders nowadays.