John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports


49ers, Shanahan ironing out final details of 6-year deal

Feb 6, 2017 at 2:46 PM--


Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that, as of Monday afternoon, the San Francisco 49ers and Kyle Shanahan are still "hammering out final details" of a six-year contract that will make the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator the new head coach of the 49ers.

Rapoport: Shanahan has QB wishlist including Cousins, Garoppolo

"Should be done at some point either tonight or tomorrow then presumably a press conference over the next couple of days," Rapoport says. "And then Kyle Shanahan has to try and hire a staff. He has a couple of defensive coordinator hires in mind. Possible defensive coordinator hires – one is potentially Brian Flores, the Patriots linebackers coach. Robert Saleh who's the linebackers coach for the [Los Angeles] Chargers – that is another consideration.

"As far as offensive coordinator, he may not actually hire one. He may just hire a quarterbacks coach, then run the new offense in San Francisco himself."

Following the Falcons' devastating loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl LI, ESPN reported that Shanahan is ready to sign the contract and become the new head coach of the 49ers. "Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will become the next head coach of the San Francisco 49ers once a contract is placed in front of him, a source told ESPN.com following the Falcons' 34-28 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI," wrote Vaughn McClure of ESPN.

Shanahan, who interviewed with the 49ers twice and helped in the search for a new general manager, was not able to officially sign a contract with San Francisco until the Falcons' season was done. The 49ers gave former NFL All-Pro safety John Lynch a six-year deal to become the new general manager, a contract length that is expected to match Shanahan's.

Related News





Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News



Steve Young reveals this year's 49ers recipient of the Dwight Clark Legacy Award

By David Bonilla
May 18

Last year, San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle became the first-ever recipient of the Dwight Clark Legacy Award. It's an honor presented to a 49ers player who best exemplifies the late receiver's spirit of teamwork. According to Steve Young, this year's recipient will be defensive lineman Arik Armstead. The Hall of Fame quarterback revealed the news on Wednesday morning during KNBR's Murph & Mac show. Of course, the guest list on the website for the June 1 event, the Dwight Clark Legacy Series, likely hinted that Armstead would be the recipient. The



Watch 49ers legend Frank Gore knock out opponent in pro boxing debut

By David Bonilla
May 15

Frank Gore's NFL playing date may be behind him, but the future Hall of Fame running back is enjoying another passion—boxing. The San Francisco 49ers all-time rushing leader celebrated his 39th birthday on Saturday by knocking out Yaya Olorunsola in the fourth round during his pro boxing debut. You can watch Gore deliver the crushing blow below (h/t Bleacher Report). Today was a great day!!!Want to thank my team for all the hard



Frank Gore has this high praise for 49ers WR Deebo Samuel

By David Bonilla
May 7

When Frank Gore speaks, San Francisco 49ers fans listen. The man is an icon in the hearts of The Faithful. The former NFL running back, who remains the 49ers' all-time leading rusher, has a lot of love for his first NFL team too, always keeping up with new developments and often sharing his opinion on the team he admires most. Gore voiced his opinion on Friday, responding to a tweet asking fans to name the best wide receiver in the NFL. Gore's answer? Deebo Samuel. Not only did he call Samuel the best wide receiver, but he took it further, calling him the "best player all-around" in the NFL (h/t The Spun). That is some high praise from the future Hall



Why Trey Lance will help 49ers receiver Brandon Aiyuk reach his full potential

By Bob Heyrman
May 8

Don't be surprised to see Brandon Aiyuk breakout with Trey Lance under center in 2022 for the San Francisco 49ers. Just when many of us expected the Arizona State product to take a significant step forward in year two, he clearly began the year as an afterthought in the 49ers' offense. As a rookie, Aiyuk proved to be the perfect complement to star receiver Deebo Samuel and tight end George Kittle hauling in 60 receptions, for 748 yards, and five touchdowns on 96 targets. Aiyuk also scored a pair of rushing touchdowns on six carries. Last season, the 24-year-old Aiyuk only had 13 receptions on


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone