The San Francisco 49ers have not announced coaching staff changes, but they have acknowledged a couple of departures. John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan both discussed QB coach Rich Scangarello taking over as the Denver Broncos offensive coordinator. Now, Lynch has offered a comment on the departure of offensive assistant T.C. McCartney. He is joining Scangarello as the Broncos new quarterbacks coach.
Lynch offered a statement to Broncos beat writer Nicki Jhabvala. I’ve embedded the Tweet below, but if you don’t see it, here’s his statement:
T.C. has done a nice job. He’s been in a quality control role, but really again, I talked about the growth of Rich Scangarello, T.C.’s been there and those quality control coaches, they work insane hours, but he’s dealing directly with Kyle and I think he’s learned a lot in the process. I think we could have tried to keep him in our building, but we knew the opportunity. Going back to Colorado with the McCartney name, and he had earned the opportunity. We’re happy for T.C. and think he’ll do a really nice job.”
John Elway and John Lynch have established a fairly significant working relationship. Whether or not that leads to a potential trade in April, it’s safe to say we can probably expect more dealings between the two teams.
In the meantime, the 49ers are re-sorting their coaching staff. Kyle Shanahan will remain in his lead play-caller job, but the next quarterbacks coach is still to be determined. The team interviewed Wes Welker earlier this week, and there is some thought it could mean current wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator Mike LaFleur will move into the QB coach role. The 49ers might announce coaching staff changes next week after the Super Bowl.