49ers interested in Seahawks’ Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer for GM role

Jan 1, 2017 at 7:52 PM


On Sunday afternoon, the San Francisco 49ers ended their 2016 season with a loss against the division opponent Seattle Seahawks. The team's search for a general manager following the firing of Trent Baalke may include two names from that opponent.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports is reporting that the 49ers are showing interest in Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer, who are both co-directors of player personnel with Seattle. The team is also reportedly high on ESPN's Louis Riddick


On Sunday night, the 49ers officially announced the firings of Baalke and head coach Chip Kelly. Ownership has reportedly been reaching out to potential candidates over the weekend in an attempt to fill the general manager role, which is the position that they will attack first according to Pro Football Focus. However, according to Albert Breer of MMQB, the team has already reached out to New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels about the head coach vacancy.

The duo of Kirchner and Fitterer were promoted to their current positions with Seattle in June of 2015. They have been responsible for directing both the college scouting department and pro personnel department.

Fitterer served as the Seahawks' director of college scouting from 2011 until 2014. Kirchner was the director of pro personnel in 2013 and 2014. He oversaw NFL free agency, the scouting of Seattle's upcoming opponents, evaluation of NFL practice squads, and assessment of other players around the NFL and elsewhere.



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