When news broke that San Francisco 49ers Assistant General Manager Adam Peters turned down interview requests from the Tennessee Titans and Arizona Cardinals, it sparked speculation about the future of General Manager John Lynch.

Does Peters see an opportunity to step into the role of general manager for the 49ers? Is Lynch leaving? Mind you, he flirted with Amazon last offseason (more accurate: Amazon flirted with him) about a potential return to the broadcast booth. The general manager chose to remain at San Francisco.

Concern for Lynch’s future eventually trickled down to the general manager.

“I just had someone say, ‘Hey man, is there something I should know?'” John Lynch told The Athletic’s Tim Kawakami via a phone interview on Wednesday. “I said, ‘What do you mean?’ He said, ‘I’m getting all these calls that, you know, people are inferring that you’re leaving.’ I was, like, ‘NotI am fine.'”

On Thursday morning, Lynch confirmed that Peters had no intention of leaving the 49ers now.

“Adam made a decision,” said Lynch on KNBR’s Murph & Mac exhibition. “We had some discussions. He decided he is very happy here and that makes us happy. As a friend, there are only 32 of these jobs and so when opportunities arise, you encourage people to pursue that opportunity. But when people are happy, and their families are happy, and they want to be somewhere, we are happy too.

“I think we have a really good environment and we’re focused on being successful now, but I think people see long-term success and want to be here.”

Peters was expected to be a hot name in general manager polls. However, declining interviews could mean he plans to remain with San Francisco for the foreseeable future, possibly replacing Lynch whenever the general manager feels his job is done. Lynch, a family man, has previously stated that he doesn’t see himself in the role forever, after all.

For now, though, it looks like the 49ers will hold off on Lynch and Peters.

“I think Adam just walked in and said, ‘Look, I respect these two places, but I’m really happy here,'” Lynch told Kawakami. “I think that’s a big thing. You know, Adam is from here (Cupertino) and he’s a big part of what we’ve done. He’s been important to me.”