San Francisco 49ers president Jed York would like to have a word with Bill Parcells.
But before 49ers fans get excited about the prospect of Parcells coming in to turn their franchise around, we should add that those discussions aren’t likely to go beyond York getting a recommendation from Parcells about candidates for general manager and head coach.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that York intends to contact Parcells, who’s currently a Dolphins consultant, and get his opinion of 49ers V.P. of player personnel Trent Baalke, who is likely to be promoted to general manager.
Parcells hired Baalke as a scout for the Jets in 1998, and Peter King of Sports Illustrated tweeted last night that Baalke visited Parcells in Florida yesterday.
York also plans to ask Parcells for his thoughts on where the 49ers are and who they should bring in — both as general manager and as head coach — to get to where they want to go. But as King also tweeted, Parcells isn’t likely to go back to running an NFL team. He’s more likely to head back to Bristol and back to working for ESPN.