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Kyle Shanahan excited about 49ers possibility, but no understanding that offer on table

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The Falcons OC said he was excited about the possibility ith the 49ers, but kept things pretty neutral about where things stand.

The Atlanta Falcons are conducting their media availability for the 2017 NFC title game, and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan met with the media Thursday afternoon. Naturally, he was asked about the San Francisco 49ers job, and where things stand. I’ve posted tweets from Jeanna Thomas of The Falcoholic down below.

Shanahan said he is excited about the job, but that the 49ers have not made an offer. He did acknowledge he will talk to them next week.

The fact that he said an offer is not on the table does not really mean a whole lot right now. The 49ers cannot hire him until his season is over, but there will be negotiations about a contract. I would be surprised if some basic framework details had not been discussed, and next week I have to think they’ll get into the real nitty-gritty. They might not have a signed contract next week, but if Kyle Shanahan is going to become the next head coach of the 49ers, they will have everything short of that figured out by the time they wrap things up next week. It might involve some additional chatting with Shanahan’s agent, but they will work to get this done.