Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports it’s “clear” the 49ers’ head-coaching job is Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan to take once Atlanta’s season is officially over.
This comes after the news that Seahawks executive Trent Kirchner has withdrawn from the 49ers’ general manager search, which is a good indication that Seattle assistant HC Tom Cable is unlikely to get their head-coaching job.
Shanahan has been the favorite for the 49ers’ job since Patriots OC Josh McDaniels elected to bow out of the running for the job (NFLTR) and remain in New England.
Shanahan, 37, began his NFL coaching career with the Buccaneers as an offensive quality control coordinator back in 2004. He later joined the Texans in 2006 and worked his way up to offensive coordinator before joining his father’s coaching staff with the Redskins in 2010.
After one season with the Browns, Shanahan departed and accepted the offensive coordinator position with the Falcons.
In 2016, the Falcons’ offense ranked No. 1 in points scored, No. 2 in total yards, No. 5 rushing yards and No. 3 in passing yards.
We’ll have more regarding the 49ers and Shanahan as the news is available.