The Los Angeles Chargers have requested permission to interview 49ers’ DC Robert Saleh, according to Adam Schefter.
This is the seventh requested interview for the Chargers:
- Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus (Requested)
- Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley (Requested)
- Panthers offensive coordinator Joe Brady (Requested)
- Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett (Requested)
- Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll (Requested)
- Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy (Requested)
- 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh (Requested)
Saleh, 41, began his NFL coaching career with the Texans in 2005 as a defensive intern. He eventually worked his way up to assistant linebackers coach before he took over as the Seahawks defensive quality control coach in 2011.
The Jaguars later hired Saleh as their linebackers coach where he remained for three seasons. The 49ers hired him as their defensive coordinator in 2017.
In 2020, the 49ers’ defense ranked No. 5 in fewest yards allowed, No. 17 in fewest points allowed, No. 7 fewest rushing yards allowed and No. 4 in fewest passing yards allowed.