49ers TE coach/assistant head coach Jon Embree won’t be back next season

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The 49ers are parting ways with a longtime member of head coach Kyle Shanahan’s staff.

According to multiple reports, tight ends coach/assistant head coach Jon Embree will not return for the 2022 season. Former NFL player and current SiriusXM NFL Radio host Solomon Wilcots reported that Embree was asked to take a 60 percent pay cut.

Embree joined the Niners as part of Shanahan’s first staff in 2017 and helped develop fifth-round pick George Kittle into one of the league’s best at the position over the last five seasons.

Before joining the 49ers, Embree was a position coach with the Buccaneers, Bears, Chiefs, and Washington. He also spent two seasons as the head coach at the University of Colorado.

11 responses to “49ers TE coach/assistant head coach Jon Embree won’t be back next season

  1. Cant imagine very often the coach designated as the assistant head coach is asked to take such a drastic paycut

  2. Something is wrong with this story. It makes no sense. Nobody would stay if asked to take such a huge pay cut. And the Niners have treated their coaches and players very well.

    There’s a lot more to this story that is not being reported.

  3. Embree’s one year contract was expired. The team likely wants to promote McDaniels or Ryans to the Asst Head coach position. The 60% pay cut would reflect Embree moving back to just a tight end coach.

  4. This just sounds way to weird to be factual in regards to the 60% cut. With the 49ers have trouble meeting payroll next?

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