San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York is hot on the trail for a new general manager and head coach. And this weekend offers up the bulk of top-tier candidate interviews.
As of Friday, January 6, the San Francisco 49ers will have interviewed two candidates for their head coaching position — Buffalo Bills interim head coach Anthony Lynn and Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
The Niners also interviewed Green Bay Packers director of football operations, Eliot Wolf on Thursday, per the team’s website. Minnesota Vikings assistant GM George Paton is also on the list for Friday interviews.
49ers.com also compiled another list of pending candidates, many of whom will meet with CEO Jed York’s staff, including Paraag Marathe, this weekend.
Let’s take a look at the candidates and schedule.
General Manager Interviews
San Francisco will be meeting with New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio on Saturday, while the Patriots are on their playoff bye week.
Other names linked to the Niners’ GM spot include ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, Indianapolis Colts VP of football operations Jimmy Raye III and Seattle Seahawks co-directors of player personnel Scott Fitterer and Trent Kirchner. But these interviews are likely to be scheduled sometime next week.
San Francisco will also be conducting an interview with Carolina Panthers assistant GM Brandon Beane next week as well.
Head Coach Interviews
Along with Caserio, York and Marathe will meet with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
McDaniels is considered one of the top coaching candidates on the market this offseason. Additionally, the Niners have an interview scheduled with Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay on Monday.
Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph is also scheduled for next week, along with Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable.