ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the San Francisco 49ers are expected to hire Eric Mangini as their new defensive coordinator.
- Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported Wednesday that the two sides were meeting regarding their defensive coordinator vacancy.
This is an interesting move for the 49ers seeing as Mangini was their tight ends coach last year. Although, he does have experience working as a defensive coordinator during his time with the Patriots.
Earlier in the day, news broke that San Francisco was hiring former Raiders interim head coach Tony Sparano as their new tight ends coach, so it was clear that a move regarding Mangini was coming.
The 49ers still have a ton of talent to work with on defense and are likely to focus on adding some more pieces in the coming months. It will be interesting to see if Mangini is able to maintain their solid defensive play next year.