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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 edition of the Golden Nuggets, a daily compilation of San Francisco 49ers links from the Internet

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And then there were 2. Josh McDaniels officially took himself out of the running for the 49ers head coaching job on Monday, leaving only Kyle Shanahan and Tom Cable vying for the job. It was rumored that McDaniels was the favorite and it was his job if he wanted it. He decided he is content to stay with Tom Brady and the Patriots another year. He has a good situation in New England and a year from now, he will still be a good candidate for a head coach job. It is not a big loss for him, but it could be a big loss for the 49ers.

On Saturday, the Atlanta Falcons offense, led by Kyle Shanahan, destroyed the Seattle Seahawks. Hopefully Jed was watching like the rest of the football world because it should be an easy decision who the 49ers choose now that McDaniels is out of the race. Kyle Shanahan should be hired as the 49ers next head coach as soon as the Falcons are eliminated. His offense would be a welcome addition to the 49ers and he has a history of developing quarterbacks. He can develop the next QB the 49ers draft.

The 49ers interviewed Tom Cable, Trent Kirchner, and Scott Fitterer from the Seattle Seahawks on Monday. Fans will not like the Cable interview. If they were to hire him when McDaniels and Shanahan were the other options, that would be a hard sell to the fanbase. Rumors are that the Packers executives are the leading candidates to be the next GM. Whoever is hired for GM will hopefully be filling out a roster for a Kyle Shanahan coached team, not a Tom Cable coached team.

49ers Links

Easy decision if we are being honest | McDaniels Out (Alper)

Conflicted By Job (Williams)

Get him now | On To Shanahan (Branch)

Off The List (Biderman)

Kyle or bust | All Eye On Kyle (Alper)

Not sure his motives, but he will be wanted next year as well | McDaniels With A Change Of Heart (Edholm)

Kyle Next? (Barrows)

Get Shanahan Immediately (Maiocco)

The fans do as well | 49ers Want Kyle Shanahan (Cohn)

The New Frontrunner (Weber)

2nd Thoughts (ESPN)

A good 1B option when 1A is gone | Kyle In, Josh Out (Biderman)

The choice: Tom Brady or some new QB | Staying With Tom Brady (Biderman)

Top Candidate (Inman)

GM Interviews Continue (Gantt)

GM Finalists (Marvez)

Trent Kirchner (Fann)

Kyle is the overwhelming favorite | New Favorite (Sessler)

Not Coming (Orr)

But not enough to take the job | McDaniels Impressed By York, Marathe (Maiocco)

Likely one of the Packers guys | Close To GM Pick (Biderman)

Chip To Jags? (Biderman)

Good for him | Chip Kelly Interview For OC Job (Maiocco)

Jason Tarver To Washington (Biderman)

Rumored if Cable is HC. No thanks | Gus Bradley A Possible DC Candidate (Biderman)

Scott Fitterer (Fann)

McDaniels’ Job To Turn Down (Branch)

Facts About Kyle Shanahan (Inman)

Josh Turned Down His Job (Biderman)

Hopefully Jed says I do | Kyle, 49ers A Perfect Marriage (Jones)

Louis Riddick On McDaniels’ Decision (BASG)

49ers HC Search Is Fun Again (BASG)