Mike Shanahan’s not being hired by the 49ers, in any capacity
The 49ers likely will be making changes after the season, but not nearly as dramatic as a recent report from CBS suggested.
Per Jason La Canfora, who added to a Sunday splash report with a Monday cannonball on KNBR, “Jed [York] would be out. He wouldn’t be involved in football operations.”
La Canfora also has floated Mike Shanahan’s name as someone who would oversee the football side of the 49ers.
According to a source with direct knowledge of the situation, none of those things will be happening. Jed York won’t be leaving the football operation, his parents (Denise DeBartolo York and Dr. John York) won’t be replacing him, and the team won’t be hiring Mike Shanahan in any capacity.
Not may be or could be or possibly will be or any of the other weasel words that will litter so many reports of comings and goings over the next few weeks. Will not be, period.
As the source explained it, the CBS report likely originated from an effort by Shanahan to get his name in circulation as the offseason carousel begins to spin. He has made no secret of his desire to get back in the NFL, but to date he has found no takers.
If he finds one, it won’t be in San Francisco. Unless Carrot Top buys the team, apparently.