Sean McVay will interview with 49ers

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The 49ers have added another name to their list of head coaching candidates.

According to multiple reports, they will interview Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay for the job next Monday. McVay is also slated to interview with the Rams this week.

McVay is a fast-riser in coaching circles as he moved into his current job at 28 and won’t turn 31 until January 24. Head coach Jay Gruden is the main offensive mind in Washington, but McVay’s spot on the radar for multiple teams suggest that he’s developed a solid reputation around the league despite Gruden’s presence and his relatively short time in the NFL.

The 49ers are also looking for a General Manager and there was initially talk that the team would look to fill that position before hiring a coach, but CEO Jed York said during a Monday press conference that the team will be “open and flexible to structure” as they work to fill the positions.

23 responses to “Sean McVay will interview with 49ers

  1. Mcvay is too smart to work for the Yorks. He could draft a qb , make the team a playoff teams and then be fired because the owners have a hissy fit like the did with mooch and harbaugh. That also goes for McDaniels and Shanahan. That will leave them dumpster diving for d coaches like Nolan and Singletary. Ask Alex smith how that turned out!

  2. I wouldn’t let this whiz kid leave town without a contract. This would be a brilliant move. McVay is a bright young mind. He’ll bring back memories of Bill Walsh. Sean’s grandfather is John McVay, the five time super bowl winning GM from the 49ers dynasty years. Now they need to find a GM that can run the scouting department the way they did it when they were winning super bowls. They used to hit on pro bowlers throughout the mid and late rounds every year. They dominated, even though they usually picked last. You couldn’t bring in a better name than McVay to turn around the 49ers fortunes.

  3. So much for using the guideline list provided from the NFL Career Development Advisory Panel of recommended candidates for open general managers and head coaches positions….

    Does Jed York even know this committee or the list exists?

  4. It’s funny, Shad Khan has won about a dozen games in six seasons as the Jags owner and they’re as inept as they’ve ever been, but he is revered. Jed York gets fried everywhere and by everyone even though the 9ers have been a much more successful team over that period of time.

  5. thegreatgabbert says:
    Jan 3, 2017 6:19 PM
    It’s funny, Shad Khan has won about a dozen games in six seasons as the Jags owner and they’re as inept as they’ve ever been, but he is revered. Jed York gets fried everywhere and by everyone even though the 9ers have been a much more successful team over that period of time.

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    Shad Khan built his empire, jed is a silver spoon brat that was handed everything by his parents.

  6. I am 3 days older than this guy and I am in no way qualified to run an NFL team. No one is, which is why Jed needs to stop pretending like he knows what hes doing and give up control of the franchise.

  7. Let’s evaluate some posters mindsets: Don’t approve of interviewing minority candidates. Don’t approve of interviewing “too young” candidates. Don’t approve of “too old” candidates (Coughlin).

    Are Caucasian coaches between 40 and 55 acceptable? We really need to know what the proper parameters are here.

  8. Hiring a head coach before a GM is setting up an increased likelihood of internal turmoil and power plays within the next 2-3 years. Unless you give the head coach personnel authority or basically let him choose the GM and have the head coach be the ultimate authority on the football side of the organization.

    You never know what’s going to happen but I would be greatly discouraged by this if I was a San Francisco fan, especially considering the moves they have made in the last couple of years – starting with running Jim Harbaugh out of town.

  9. Is this a Make A Wish kind of deal?

    Jed York can’t help himself can he? He’s so intent on proving to everyone he “knows his stuff” that he seems destined to do no such thing.

    He should hire a GM and stay on his side of the building and have one hour a week with the GM and coach – and that’s it. Maybe alternate weekends and holidays.

  10. This will be good experience but he needs more time in his current role. The Redskins redzone had awful play calling this year.

  11. If the guy is really as smart as some suggest, he’ll stay away from the dysfunctional 49er’s and wait a coupla years for a real coaching opportunity on a non-dysfunctional team to open up.

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