Report: Terry McDonough to interview for 49ers G.M. job

Arizona Cardinals vice president of player personnel Terry McDonough will interview for the San Francisco 49ers general manager opening on Friday according to Matt Maiocco of

McDonough joined the Cardinals in 2013 after spending four years with the Jacksonville Jaguars as director of player personnel. After Jason Licht left to become general manager of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, McDonough was promoted to VP of player personnel under Steve Keim with the Cardinals.

McDonough is the ninth separate candidate for the job with the 49ers. The 49ers have interviewed Eliot Wolf and Brian Gutekunst of the Green Bay Packers, Brandon Beane of the Carolina Panthers, Jimmy Raye III of the Indianapolis Colts, George Paton of the Minnesota Vikings and ESPN analyst Louis Riddick. They’re also expected to interview Seattle executives Scott Fitterer and Trent Kirchner.

McDonough began his NFL career as an intern with the 49ers in 1989

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5 responses to “Report: Terry McDonough to interview for 49ers G.M. job

  1. I had a high hopes with the Packers duo and Riddick…. I swear they are going to end up messing this up the longer it goes. McDermott’s about to get hired by the Bills…. The Broncos I bet hire Shanahan today or tomorrow. McVay is going to get the Rams job. Marrone’s gone. I like doing the wide net. But, has nobody stood out head and shoulders over the others? Man, please don’t mess this up. People are killing York for firing everybody. I think it was the right thing. Why let a guy draft for Chip Kelly? Then fire him 2 years from now and be left with a bunch of spread offense guys. But, as a 49ers fan I am getting a bad Anthony Lynn and Tom Gamble feeling…. Or worse Tom Cable.

  2. My picks from early on were McDaniels/McDonough. Still alive. I think the Riddick thing is mostly P.R. He’s a talking head, but has the race card in his hand, so you never know. But I don’t know that York wants to pair two big personalities. Josh can be the up front show guy, with Terry as the low key backroom guy.

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