49ers to have G.M. candidates meet with Kyle Shanahan

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The 49ers coaching search appears to have ended with Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan as the team’s choice to be their next head coach.

No hiring can be finalized until the Falcons are done playing, something that will happen on Sunday at the earliest. If the Falcons win, the 49ers can still have a second interview with Shanahan next week and it looks like they’ll use that opportunity to have Shanahan speak to some of their General Manager candidates as well to see how everyone gets along.

Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that Packers director of operations Eliot Wolf will meet with Shanahan and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst and Vikings assistant General Manager George Paton will also be in for another round of interviews.

The 49ers have interviewed several other candidates for General Manager. Seahawks exec Trent Kirchner pulled his name from consideration and it’s not known if any of the others will be included in this round of talks.

17 responses to “49ers to have G.M. candidates meet with Kyle Shanahan

  1. Isn’t this backwards? Most successful franchises pick a new GM and let that GM be in charge of the hiring process for a Head Coach. Are the 49ers dooming themselves for the future before this seasons SuperBowl is even played?? lolz

  2. the only GM that will make sense is his Dad. Why would you hire the coach before a GM that isn’t related to him? Or I could see jed hiring a GM with no power to fire the coach, that’s the Jed thing to do.

  3. If I were Kyle Shanahan I might ask these guys to bring their scouting reports on all the QBs who have come out of the draft since they’ve been scouting. Whoever the 49ers decide on for their next QB will pretty much determine how long Kyle keeps his job. After all, if the 49ers would have picked Aaron Rodgers instead of Alex Smith, Mike Nolan would probably still be coaching the 49ers, and his bank account would look a lot different.

  4. If these GM candidates are interviewing for the experience, good for them. If they are interviewing for the job, they are crazy. Eliot Wolf only needs to look at his father on how to run an organization. He observed Lindy Infante for 1-year, fired him, and hired Mike Holmgren from the 49s. Wolf, Holmgren, and Favre turned the organization around – with Wolf, the GM, in complete control.

  5. Maybe backwards by traditional standards but Walsh brought in John McVay…so not only has it been done before its been done successfully by the Niners. I wouldn’t be surprised if Eddie D. advised conducting the GM/HC search this way.

  6. Actually anyone who knows anything about sports knows the owner and head coach are more important then the GM.. And I would love to get Eliott Wolf.. Does anyone realize Belicheck is the GM! Does Pete Carroll have more power then Jon Schenieder.. You trolls know nothing about the NFL..

  7. I say Shanahan hire his pop as special consultant to work with the new gm. Mike shanhan not only won sb s he was the oc on the last 49er sb winner. He was known to draft 1000 yard rbs in the latter rounds and ol which did well in his zone blocking scheme. They should keep Rathman. That will allow them to concentrate on defense after they get their qb and wr. I think the older fans will like watching the wco, precision , speed, progressive route plays again!

  8. Lol would be hilarious if Shanahan doesn’t like any of them and passes on the job.

    Everybody else has it better lolz

  9. It only makes sense to have the choice for HC have input as to whom the GM will be. He has to be able to work with him or you have another Buffalo Whaley situation.

  10. Pete Carroll was offered the HC position and one of his requirements was selection of the GM. The Seahawks agreed, but cut it down to a pool of 3 candidates. From that group, he chose John Schneider. One of the others was Keim, who had to settle for Arizona, never heard who the other was.

    Looks like the Claranettes are trying to reproduce the dynamic in Seattle. Not likely.

  11. Kyle, think about this before you sign. Remember your Washington days and how brutal they were? This will be worse. When you have coaches with head coaching experience taking their names out of the race, that should tell you something, nevermind the players that decided to retire rather than play there any longer.

  12. Shanahan should specify that in order for him to accept the job, Eddie DeBartolo needs to be hired as the GM.

  13. RegisHawk says:
    Jan 18, 2017 12:20 PM

    Pete Carroll was offered the HC position and one of his requirements was selection of the GM. The Seahawks agreed, but cut it down to a pool of 3 candidates. From that group, he chose John Schneider. One of the others was Keim, who had to settle for Arizona, never heard who the other was.

    Looks like the Claranettes are trying to reproduce the dynamic in Seattle. Not likely

    Forget Seattle, with their older than dirt head coach and sub par drafts the past few years, the squaks are one an done and will be a mediocre team in another couple of years.

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