The San Francisco 49ers have agreed to a two-year contract with offensive line expert Chris Foerster.
Kyle Shanahan believes in loyalty and second chances which is why Foerster is officially now a team employee and an on field coach after two seasons as an independent contractor for the club.
If you do any type of internet search on Foerster the first thing you’re likely to see is the infamous video of him snorting a white substance while in an office at the Miami Dolphins facility.
That was October 9, 2017. Foerster immediately resigned and checked himself into a rehabilitation program. Since then, the offensive line coach has lived a much simpler life, religiously attending AA meetings and writing scouting reports for the 49ers for two seasons.
Nearly 25 years after Kubiak and Mike Shanahan unleashed this offense onto the rest of the NFL, variations of the scheme are still tormenting opposing defensive coordinators. Kyle Shanahan’s 49ers finished seventh in offensive DVOA last season on their way to an appearance in the Super Bowl.
As the Kubiak–Mike Shanahan coaching tree grows and more teams adopt some version of this scheme, coaches are getting more and more examples of how to innovate. LaFleur says that he’s naturally drawn to watching the Rams and Niners because he understands why McVay and Kyle Shanahan try certain concepts.
“Somebody who can stretch the field,” Tartt shared while describing Austin. “Very elusive. I feel like he’s still got it, and he can help our team a lot, offensively and on special teams.”
McKinnon’s current base salary is just about $1 million this season. Generally when a player is making such a minimal salary like that, they will not see much of a role if any outside of special teams. But because the 49ers threw so much money at him without getting anything, this season is their time to make up for some of those losses.
That is why McKinnon will already have a role in the offense instead of having to compete for one.
He is going to get the kitchen sink thrown at him and see a solid share of playing time. The 49ers need to finally get production out of McKinnon, which can be a double edged sword. Involving him for a good percentage of snaps will really test him to find out if he’s healthy.
“To answer your question, yes, the team is considering cutouts,” Barrows responded. “It might be something that includes a charitable component, such as benefiting the 49ers Foundation or something similar.”
We are truly saddened to learn of the passing of Howard Mudd, and extend our condolences to his family and friends.— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) August 12, 2020
A legendary coach and accomplished player, Mudd was a 2-time 1st-Team All-Pro and a 3-time Pro Bowler as a 49er, before coaching the team’s offensive line in 1977. pic.twitter.com/tlB3dtRHxe