When Hue Jackson interviewed with the 49ers on Sunday, there was a report that he could be named the team’s next head coach by the end of the day.
That didn’t happen as Jackson went on the interview with the Browns and set up an interview with the Giants and the chances of Jackson winding up in Santa Clara don’t look so good on Tuesday. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News reports that the 49ers are “no longer” in the running for Jackson’s services. Michael Silver of NFL Media, who has been close to Jackson for some time, reports no team is out and nothing has been agreed to with any team at this point.
Per Kawakami, the 49ers still like Jackson a lot but “something happened” in the last couple of days to make his hiring unlikely. Given the other opportunities that Jackson is pursuing and the 49ers’ Tuesday interview with Tom Coughlin, it would seem that something is that one side or the other is more interested in a different arrangement.
In addition to Coughlin and Jackson, the 49ers have spoken to Dirk Koetter, John DeFilippo, and Anthony Lynn since dispatching Jim Tomsula after one season. There have also been reports of talks with former Eagles coach Chip Kelly.