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Jed York discusses future of the 49ers: 'You don't dismiss owners'

Jed York discusses future of the 49ers: 'You don't dismiss owners'

SANTA CLARA -- CEO Jed York met with the media on Monday morning to discuss the firings of coach Chip Kelly and general manager Trent Baalke, as well as the future of the organization.

On Monday, CSNBayArea.com reported the top candidates for the opening of coach are New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Seattle offensive line coach and former Raiders head coach Tom Cable, Buffalo interim head coach Anthony Lynn, Jacksonville interim coach Doug Marrone and Miami defensive coordinator Vance Joseph.

The top candidates to emerge in that search are New England director of player personnel Nick Caserio, Kansas City director of player personnel Chris Ballard, ESPN analyst Louis Riddick, Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton, and Seattle co-player personnel directors Trent Kirchner and Scott Fitterer.

Here's what York had to say:

--York apologizes for a 2-14 season. He said he will move forward to find the right general manager and coach.

--He said will make the ultimate decision for coach and GM. He will consul with others inside and outside the building.

--"We need to be open and flexible to structure," York said when asked whether he'll hire coach or general manager first. "Whatever structure is best" is what he will do.

--York said, "I own this football team, and you don't dismiss owners."

--"If you're going to reestablish a culture, the best way to do that is a clean slate," York said.

--The 49ers are going to have the opportunity to build with a lot of draft picks and lot of salary cap room. It has to be a collaboration, York said, between him, the coach and the general manager.

--He said the 49ers will spend the money and do everything in his arsenal to have the team win. He said the Super Bowl might be realistic next year. "We have a vision that's going to last for a long period of time," York said.

--York said the general manager and coach have to be able to re-establish a championship culture. He said the ultimate goal is to win a championship, multiple championships. That's the culture he wants inside the building.

--"Trent has more of a defensive mind," York said. He saw the vision of Baalke paired with the offensive-minded Chip Kelly. That did not work. "That's why we're cleaning the slate," he said.

--"We need to get the right people," York said. "It has to be these two guys on the same page. . . They need to be accountable to each other."

--"We were 2-14, we didn't do a lot of things right this year," York said.

--On whether it was a mistake to fire Jim Harbaugh. He said he would not look back and second guess.

--He said he has interviewed some of the coaching candidates in the past.

--The 49ers will roll over the entire $39 million salary-cap surplus to next year.

--Paraag Marathe will help York in the search for coach and general manager.

--Tom Gamble will not be a candidate for the GM position, as York said the team needs two people from the outside.

--York said he wanted to give Chip Kelly every opportunity and he made a decision at the end of the game. He said he wishes Chip had a "better opportunity."

--The biggest thing he's learned is the relationship between head coach and general manager. "If you're not on the same page in the organizaiton, you give yourself no chance to win." He said it "had to be done" to fire Baalke. He said Kelly is a damn good coach and didn't see the future going the right way.

--York said his uncle, Eddie DeBartolo, continues to be an advisor. He did not name names but he said there's enough people he trusts and respect from whom he is seeking advice.

--"We need to make sure we start with a new culture with a general manager and head coach."

--York did suggest he's spoken to Joe Montana, Steve Young, Ronnie Lott, Harris Barton and Brent Jones along the way.

--York said there were 59,000 fans at the game on Sunday. "I owe them so much more than what we've given them. And we will give it to them."

--"I'm embarrassed where we are now."

--He said you can't take a carbon copy of what teams have done to won. "You have to make sure you have the right personalities together. . . They need to be accountable to each other and have a shared vision and shared philosophy."

--York said he sat down with the players to answer questions on Monday.

--Nobody else has been fired, York said. He said the new general manager and new head coach will make the final decisions on who's here and who's not. All are willing to seek employment elsewhere.

--York said there is no time table for hiring coach and general manager. He said he has to make sure he gets it right.

2019 NFL Draft order: Full list of Round 1 picks, No. 1 through No. 32

2019 NFL Draft order: Full list of Round 1 picks, No. 1 through No. 32

Teams will make their first-round picks at the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville, Tenn., and it's likely the order entering Thursday night's proceedings isn't how it will end up.

Trades always shake up the draft order, and a few teams are primed to make deals this year. The Raiders, for instance, own three first-round picks, and if they decided to package the Nos. 24 and 27 selections -- acquired in the Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper trades, respectively -- they could move up in the order.

There also has been rumblings that the No. 1 pick, owned by the Arizona Cardinals, is up for sale. If the Cardinals decide to deal, that could change the face of this draft, beginning with the 49ers' pick at No. 2.

Until then, we only can go off how the order is now, and you can see which teams own Nos. 1 through 32 in the list below.

2019 NFL DRAFT ORDER
1. Arizona Cardinals
2. San Francisco 49ers
3. New York Jets
4. Oakland Raiders
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6. New York Giants
7. Jacksonville Jaguars
8. Detroit Lions
9. Buffalo Bills
10. Denver Broncos
11. Cincinnati Bengals
12. Green Bay Packers
13. Miami Dolphins
14. Atlanta Falcons
15. Washington Redskins
16. Carolina Panthers
17. New York Giants (from Cleveland Browns in Odell Beckham Jr. trade)
18. Minnesota Vikings
19. Tennessee Titans
20. Pittsburgh Steelers
21. Seattle Seahawks
22. Baltimore Ravens
23. Houston Texans
24. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago Bears in Khalil Mack trade)
25. Philadelphia Eagles
26. Indianapolis Colts
27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas Cowboys in Amari Cooper trade)
28. Los Angeles Chargers
29. Seattle Seahawks (from Kansas City Chiefs in Frank Clark trade)
30. Green Bay Packers (from New Orleans Saints in 2018 draft-day trade)
31. Los Angeles Rams
32. New England Patriots

NFL draft tracker 2019: First-round pick, trade updates as they happen

NFL draft tracker 2019: First-round pick, trade updates as they happen

The 2019 NFL Draft starts Thursday night in Nashville, Tenn., and the Bay Area's two teams should be in the center of the action.

The 49ers own the No. 2 overall pick, and the Raiders have three selections -- Nos. 4, 24 and 27 -- meaning they have many options that could decide where the top prospects fall.

The 49ers seem set on Ohio State's Nick Bosa with their selection, but should the Arizona Cardinals, who own the No. 1 pick, surprisingly trade down or pick an edge rusher instead of Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, their focus could change. One option: Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams, whom many have ranked No. 1 on their draft boards.

Williams also could fit the Raiders with the No. 4 pick, but there have been whispers about a trade up to No. 1 for Murray. That might require the Raiders to give up two first-round picks, and should a deal happen, it would completely alter the league's landscape.

It promises to be an interesting slate of 32 picks made in Music City, and you can follow live as each selection is made in the 2019 NFL Draft tracker below:

1. Arizona Cardinals
2. San Francisco 49ers
3. New York Jets
4. Oakland Raiders
5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6. New York Giants
7. Jacksonville Jaguars
8. Detroit Lions
9. Buffalo Bills
10. Denver Broncos
11. Cincinnati Bengals
12. Green Bay Packers
13. Miami Dolphins
14. Atlanta Falcons
15. Washington Redskins
16. Carolina Panthers
17. New York Giants (from Cleveland Browns in Odell Beckham Jr. trade)
18. Minnesota Vikings
19. Tennessee Titans
20. Pittsburgh Steelers
21. Seattle Seahawks
22. Baltimore Ravens
23. Houston Texans
24. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago Bears in Khalil Mack trade)
25. Philadelphia Eagles
26. Indianapolis Colts
27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas Cowboys in Amari Cooper trade)
28. Los Angeles Chargers
29. Seattle Seahawks (from Kansas City Chiefs in Frank Clark trade)
30. Green Bay Packers (from New Orleans Saints in 2018 draft-day trade)
31. Los Angeles Rams
32. New England Patriots