On Sunday, the 49ers fired head coach Jim Tomsula after just one season, in which the team went 5–11. The team fired Jim Harbaugh, now the head coach at Michigan, after the 2014 season. Russini reports Shanahan also met with the 49ers in the 2015 offseason.
Shanahan, 63, has a career record of 170–138 as head coach of the Raiders (1988–89) Broncos (1995–2008) and Redskins (2010–2013). He won back-to-back Super Bowls in 1997 and 1998 with Denver. His most recent stint with Washington was less successful, making the playoffs in one of four seasons (a division title in 2012) with an overall record of 24–40. He has won just one playoff game as head coach since Super Bowl XXXIII in ‘98.
- Jeremy Woo