Fresh off of an NFC title and a loss in the Super Bowl to the Kansas City Chiefs, the San Francisco 49ers have given head coach Kyle Shanahan a new extension that will tie him to the franchise for the next six years, through 2025. The extension was first reported by Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Shanahan had three years left on his deal prior to this extension, so this is a three-year extension on his previous contract.
When San Francisco hired Shanahan away from his offensive coordinator position with the Atlanta Falcons, it was a well-thought of move. He had a reputation as one of the better offensive minds in football and things really appeared to be on the right trajectory after his first season.
In his first season, despite finishing just 6-10, the team traded for Jimmy Garoppolo mid season and after an 0-9 start finished 6-1, including wins in their last five games.
That led to higher expectations entering the next season, but Garoppolo suffered a torn ACL and that led to San Francisco finishing just 4-12, but that season netted them the draft pick that led to Nick Bosa.
This past season is when things really clicked. The 49ers defense became one of the best units in the league and Shanahan had designed a great offense that gave Garoppolo a great running game, which allowed him plenty of space to operate.
With Garoppolo under center, Shanahan has a great record in San Francisco, and he and general manager John Lynch have shown to be a great pairing for the braintrust of the organization and they have built a core that doesn’t appear to be going anywhere anytime soon.
Overall Shanahan has a record of 23-25 as the head coach of the 49ers, but with Garoppolo under center they are 19-5, and of course were on the precipice of winning the Super Bowl this past season and should be a contender in the NFC for years to come.
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