Kyle Shanahan received a 6 year contract extension that extends through 2025!
Kyle Shanahan is one of the best coaches in the league after he carried his 49ers to the Super Bowl! As a result, Shanahan gets a well deserved contract extension. This contract replaces the contract he signed in 2017, in which he had 3 years left. This new contract makes Shanahan one of the NFL's five highest paid QB's.
Kyle Shanahan, 40, son of former head coach Mike Shanahan, drew praise for his play-calling throughout the 2019 campaign. In this campaign, the Niners went 13-3 in the regular season, with the nine-win improvement the biggest in one season in team history. The Niners also won the NFC West, earned the best record in the NFC, and embarrassed opponents on the way to Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs. When it came to the Super Bowl, the biggest game, the Niners blew a 10 point lead in the 4th quarter. We can't fully blame Shanahan.
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Shanahan is widely regarded as one of the best play-callers in the league. San Francisco ranked second in the NFL last season in scoring and fourth in total offense. The Niners' 29.9 points per game last season was the second-best mark in team history. The 49ers ranked No. 4 in total offense last season and averaged 29.9 points per game. San Francisco's defense was ranked No. 2 in the NFL and was the best in the NFC. Shanahan can get most of the credit for how the 49ers played last season because he played more of an effect on Garoppolo than Belichick did. Yes, Shanahan was the real key to shaping Garoppolo
Shanahan has a career record of 25-26 as a head coach, including postseason play (23-25 regular-season record). His 25 wins are the fourth most (George Seifert — 42, Jim Harbaugh — 41, Steve Mariucci — 31) by a 49ers head coach in his first three seasons with the team, surpassing even the great Bill Walsh, who earned 24 wins over the same timeframe. Before taking over in San Francisco, Shanahan had spent the previous nine years as an offensive coordinator for Atlanta (2015-16), Cleveland (2014), Washington (2010-13) and Houston (2008-09). Shanahan was honored as the NFL's top assistant by the AP in 2016 when he helped the Falcons reach the Super Bowl.
Among shaping the 49ers, Shanahan has helped form one of the most progressive and diverse coaching staffs in the league. Of the 49ers' 23 assistant coaches, 11 are women or people of color. Among them are assistant head coach Jon Embree, who is black, and defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, believed to be the league's first Arab American coordinator when San Francisco hired him in 2017. Shanahan has also been outspoken this offseason about the need to confront racism in the country and has called for more minority hiring in NFL coaching staffs and front offices.
Shanahan now becomes the first 49ers coach to sign an extension since Steve Mariucci did the same in 1999. The 40-year-old Shanahan has brought needed stability to the Niners who went through three coaches in the three seasons before his arrival. He and general manager John Lynch have worked well together and have overhauled the roster into one of the NFL’s deepest. This contract was definitely deserved!
Could general manager John Lynch be next to receive a new deal?