The San Francisco 49ers announced head coach Kyle Shanahan signed a new six-year contract extension that is scheduled to keep him in the Bay Area through at least the 2025 season.
Shanahan is 23-25 since taking over prior to the 2017 season, and with the talent the Niners have on their roster, his record should look much improved after a few more years.
Most of the online reaction has been positive. Although Twitter can be a cesspool, let’s check out some of the reaction to Shanny’s new deal from around the football world:
Some of the replies to our Tweet are gold!
Tweet us your GIF reactions to the 49ers giving Kyle Shanahan a new contract extension pic.twitter.com/JXzrV8EaIE— Niners Nation (@NinersNation) June 16, 2020
Of course it was ESPN’s Adam Schefter breaking the news:
San Francisco is rewarding head coach Kyle Shanahan with a new six-year contract that replaces the three years he had remaining on his deal and ties him to the 49ers through the 2025 season, league sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 15, 2020
ESPN’s Dan Orlovsky is a fan of the move:
Best play caller in football right now— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) June 15, 2020
The team makes it official:
Congrats coach!— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) June 15, 2020
The #49ers announced today that the team has signed head coach Kyle Shanahan to a multi-year contract extension.
Kyle Shanahan will win multiple Super Bowls. Book it. Tag it. Don’t care. The statue will have the SnapBack on it.— Evan Sowards (@EvanSowards) June 15, 2020
Get ready for some posts on the Mike Nolan, Mike Singletary, Jim Tomsula and Chip Kelly eras! Everyone was thrilled with revisiting Erickson’s time!
Kyle Shanahan is first #49ers head coach to sign extension since Steve Mariucci 20 years ago.— Cam Inman (@CamInman) June 15, 2020
Between them, we saw
Mike Singletary (got new contract at end of 2008 interim HC stint),
No story coming; I’m furloughed pic.twitter.com/uuj3xicbwf
Kyle moves like a ninja:
Talk about keeping things under wraps: Hearing that Kyle Shanahan's new deal was hashed out nearly two months ago. Shanahan does not have an agent, which might explain the lack o' leak. #49ers.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) June 15, 2020
For the first time since Steve Mariucci more than 20 years ago, the #49ers have signed a head coach beyond his original contract. What it means that Kyle Shanahan was extended in a deal announced today, and GM John Lynch was not.https://t.co/81OKeDVhgD— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) June 16, 2020
Has Jed York finally learned his lesson?
One of the biggest issues in the York era has been the carousel of inept head coaches (minus Harbaugh).— Al Sacco (@AlSacco49) June 15, 2020
By extending Kyle Shanahan, they ensure continuity for the foreseeable future with one of the best offensive minds in the game. Great sign for the future of the #49ers
How far we have come!
These two tweets from @AdamSchefter are pretty much exactly five years apart, and tell you everything you need to know about the #49ers turnaround under Kyle Shanahan. #49wz— Nick Newman (@NinerNick_22) June 15, 2020
2020 offseason: pic.twitter.com/Z8qfZuKTnJ
Shanahan’s offenses numbers speak for themselves:
Offenses under Kyle Shanahan's watch:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 16, 2020
▫️Texans: 10th in points and 4th in yards by his 2nd season
▫️Redskins: 5th in points and yards by his 3rd season
▫️Falcons: 1st in points and 2nd in yards by his 2nd season
▫️49ers: 2nd in points and 4th in yards by his 3rd season
As things stand right now, we wish we can!
Kyle Shanahan... worth every single penny. Great job by Niners! https://t.co/IxfomCUU34— Adam Schein (@AdamSchein) June 16, 2020
Deebo Samuel weighed in on Instagram:
While linebacker Kwon Alexander is thrilled as well:
Leave your GIF reactions to the Shanahan news in the comments below!