The San Francisco 49ers hope that signing Jimmy Garoppolo to a huge five-year deal last week will make them a preferred destination for free agents.

"It's 75 degrees and sunny outside, we've got this guy [Garoppolo], who wouldn't want to be here?" John Lynch said. "We want to become that. We want to become a destination where everyone wants to be. We've got a long way to go. We were 6-10, okay, so this is a big day for us, but we have a long way to go, and we're fully aware of that."

The 49ers entered the offseason with the second-most cap space in the NFL with a projected $77.4 million to spend.

"We're going to be aggressively prudent and always make wise decisions and look out some years and do things, though, that we feel are a fit and give us an opportunity to be a better organization," Lynch added. "We're going to make those moves. This takes up some of that room, but that was a trade-off we were happy to make, and we still have a lot left."