The potential coaching staff of presumptive San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan appears to be taking shape. Sporting News NFL columnist Alex Marvez has been reporting on Shanahan staff rumors over the past week, and he has more to offer.
On Monday, he tweeted that he is targeting Robert Saleh and Jerome Henderson as co-defensive coordinators. He added that Shanahan’s staff will likely included Jon Embree as tight ends coach and assistant head coach, Jeff Hafley as defensive backs coach, and Tarver in a role. Additionally, Falcons offensive assistant Mike McDaniel will likely come over as wide receivers coach.
Source tells @sn_nfl that Kyle Shanahan @49ers staff will include Jon Embree (TEs/Asst HC), Jeff Hafley (DBs) & Jason Tarver.— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) February 6, 2017
Source tells @sn_nfl that Kyle Shanahan targeting Robert Saleh (@chargers) & Jerome Henderson (@AtlantaFalcons) as co-defensive coordinators— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) February 6, 2017
Source tells @sn_nfl that Kyle Shanahan targeting @AtlantaFalcons staff member Mike McDaniel as @49ers new WRs coach— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) February 6, 2017
We’ll be doing more analysis of all the candidates, but in the meantime, the coaching staff is starting to take shape. There is no word yet on if running backs coach Tom Rathman will return to the staff. Additionally, there have been reports Shanahan might target Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores for the DC role. In the meantime, here is where things could stand if these deals get worked out:
WR: Mike McDaniel
TE: Jon Embree
DC: Robert Saleh, Jerome Henderson
LB: Jason Tarver
DB: Jeff Hafley