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2017 NFL head-coaching tracker

2017 NFL head-coaching tracker

49ERS
Fired: Chip Kelly, Jan. 1
Hired: KYLE SHANAHAN, Monday, Feb. 6

Candidates
--Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan (interviewed Friday, Jan. 6)
--New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels (interviewed Saturday, Jan. 7)  Withdrew from consideration, Jan. 16
--Seattle offensive line/assistant head coach Tom Cable (scheduled to interview Sunday, Jan. 15)  Withdrew from consideration, Jan. 17
--Buffalo interim coach Anthony Lynn (interviewed Wednesday, Jan. 4)  Hired by Chargers, Jan. 14
--Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott (interviewed Tuesday, Jan. 10)  Hired by Bills, Jan. 11
--Miami defensive coordinator Vance Joseph (scheduled to interview Thursday, Jan. 12)  Hired by Broncos, Jan. 11
--Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay (interviewed Monday, Jan. 9) Hired by Rams, Jan. 12

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LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
Fired: Mike McCoy, Jan. 1
Hired: ANTHONY LYNN, Friday, Jan. 14

Candidates
--Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Mike Smith (interviewed Thursday, Jan. 5)
--New England defensive coordinator Matt Patricia (interviewed Saturday, Jan. 7)
--Kansas City special-teams coordinator Dave Toub (interviewed Sunday, Jan. 8)
--Buffalo interim coach Anthony Lynn (interviewed Tuesday, Jan. 10)
*Second interview expected (TBA)
--Detroit defensive coordinator Teryl Austin (scheduled to interview Tuesday, Jan. 10)
--Miami defensive coordinator Vance Joseph (TBA)-
--Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott (interviewed Saturday, Jan. 7)

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LOS ANGELES RAMS
Fired: Jeff Fisher, Dec. 12 (interim Jim Fassel)
Hired: SEAN McVAY, Wednesday, Jan. 12

Candidates
--Carolina assistant head coach/secondary Matt Wilks (interviewed Tuesday, Jan. 3)
--Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay (interviewed Thursday, Jan. 5)
*Second interview with McVay (Wednesday, Jan. 11)
--Arizona offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin (interviewed Thursday, Jan. 5)
--New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels (interviewed Saturday, Jan. 7)
--New England defensive coordinator Matt Patricia (interviewed Saturday, Jan. 7)
--Buffalo interim head coach Anthony Lynn (interviewed Sunday, Jan. 8)
*Second interview expected (TBA)
--Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan (TBA)
--Detroit defensive coordinator Teryl Austin (TBA)
--Houston linebackers coach Mike Vrabel (TBA)
--Jacksonville interim head coach Doug Marrone (interviewed Sunday, Jan. 8)
--Miami defensive coordiantor Vance Joseph (TBA)

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BUFFALO
Fired: Rex Ryan, Dec. 27 (interim Anthony Lynn)
Hired: SEAN McDERMOTT, Wednesday, Jan. 11

Candidates
--Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott (interviewed Wednesday, Jan 4)
--Buffalo interim head coach Anthony Lynn (interviewed Thursday, Jan. 5)
--Arizona offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin (interviewed Saturday, Jan. 7)
--Seattle defensive coordiantor Kris Richard (interviewed Sunday, Jan. 8)
--Miami defensive coordinator Vance Joseph (TBA)

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DENVER
Resigned: Gary Kubiak, Jan. 2
Hired: VANCE JOSEPH, Wednesday, Jan. 11

Candidates
--Kansas City special-teams coordinator Dave Toub (interviewed Friday, Jan. 6)
--Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan (interviewed Saturday, Jan. 7)
--Miami defensive coordinator Vance Joseph (interviewed Tuesday, Jan. 10)

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JACKSONVILLE
Fired: Gus Bradley, Dec. 18 (interim Doug Marrone)
Hired: DOUG MARRONE, Monday, Jan. 9

Candidates
--Former Jacksonville/N.Y. Giants coach Tom Coughlin (interviewed Dec. 28)
--Arizona offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin (interviewed Tuesday, Jan. 3)
--Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Mike Smith (interviewed Wednesday, Jan. 4)
--Jacksonville interim coach Doug Marrone (interviewed Thursday, Jan. 5)
--Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan (interviewed Friday, Jan. 6)
--New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels (interviewed Saturday, Jan. 7)

John Lynch: Eventually, Garoppolo 'is going to be our guy'

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USATI

John Lynch: Eventually, Garoppolo 'is going to be our guy'

SANTA CLARA – General manager John Lynch came close Tuesday to announcing which quarterback will start for the 49ers this week.

But the official announcement that rookie C.J. Beathard will start Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks will have to come from coach Kyle Shanahan, he said.

“C.J. (Beathard) played extremely well against the Giants, and that’s likely,” Lynch told reporters at Levi’s Stadium. “But I’ll let Kyle speak to that.”

Lynch reiterated that they want to give newly acquired Jimmy Garoppolo the best chance to succeed. Garoppolo spent part of the 49ers' bye week learning the basics of the offensive system in meetings with quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello. Garoppolo also met one-on-one with Shanahan.

Beathard had his best game as a pro on Nov. 12, before the bye week, as he threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-21 victory over the New York Giants. Garoppolo arrived in Santa Clara on Oct. 31 in a trade with the New England Patriots.

Lynch said he feels Garoppolo “is going to be our guy,” so the organization does not feel any urgency to rush him onto the field. In fact, Lynch sounded as if the 49ers are not placing a high priority on spending big on the quarterback position with Garoppolo and Beathard on the team.

"You still study every position, but we feel pretty good about where our quarterback room is,” Lynch said.

Garcia: Best for 49ers to stick with Beathard over Garoppolo for now

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Garcia: Best for 49ers to stick with Beathard over Garoppolo for now

A large portion of the 49ers’ fan base might be eager to see Jimmy Garoppolo take the field as the team’s starting quarterback. But four-time Pro Bowl quarterback Jeff Garcia believes it is best to stick with C.J. Beathard, for now.

“Because I know how important the mental side of the quarterback position is, I want to make sure Jimmy is fully comfortable and ready to grasp that,” Garcia said on The 49ers Insider Podcast.

“Right now, after this past game, I want to see C.J. respond with another game and start to show some consistency. This will be a great challenge against a West division rival in the Seattle Seahawks.”

Beathard has started four games since taking over for veteran Brian Hoyer. Garoppolo was acquired three weeks ago in a trade with the New England Patriots for a second-round draft pick.

Garoppolo spent his first two games with the 49ers as the team’s backup quarterback. The 49ers return to action Sunday against the Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium.

“They know what they like in Jimmy Garoppolo,” said Garcia, now an analyst for NBC Sports Bay Area. “They’re able to see him every single day in practice, and they know what he brings to the table, as far as how he learns, how he mentally adapts, adjusts and grows within the system. It gives him more time to get confident.

“It’s not an easy system to pick up, especially when you haven’t had anything that really relates to that system in your recent past. Going from New England to San Francisco is like learning an entirely new language.”