49ers Make Surprising Kyle Shanahan Decision
The 49ers made a surprising Kyle Shanahan decision this week.
Before even knowing the outcome of Super Bowl LIV, San Francisco ownership decided to extend Shanahan and general manager John Lynch long term.
The new deals are expected to be signed at some point within the next few weeks.
According to NFL Network insiders Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo, the new contracts will include significant raises.
Neither Shanahan nor Lynch had any major experience at their positions when the 49ers took a chance on them.
The bet paid off big.
Up until this weekend, the Niners had not been in the Super Bowl since 1994.
Although the team ultimately fell to the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV, it was still an impressive showing.
Five years ago, it looked like the Niners were going to be the NFC West’s worst team for a very long time.
That quickly changed thanks to the principles installed by Lynch and the smart schemes designed by Shanahan.
San Francisco came up short this past Sunday, but that is simply because Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is a different type of beast.
With a young talented roster of players and excellent leadership, San Francisco looks poised to be a Super Bowl contender for many years to come.
As such, it is no real shock that CEO Jed York wants to retain all aspects of the organization and will go to great lengths to do so.