The 49ers extend Kyle Shanahan for 6 more years

By Edwin on June 16, 2020
SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 19: Head coach Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates with the George Halas Trophy after winning the NFC Championship game against the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. The 49ers beat the Packers 37-20. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

This may be the start of a return to glory for the 49ers.

This week the 49ers organization came to terms with Head Coach Kyle Shanahan on a 6-year contract extension. Shanahan signed with the team in 2017 for 6 years along with General Manager John Lynch. This extension will have him locked in until 2026 replacing his original deal.

Last season Shanahan took the 49ers to the Super Bowl with a first-round bye as the number 1 seed. Despite losing the Super Bowl to the Kansas City Chiefs, Shanahan was able to turn around the 49ers from a 4-12 team to a 13-3 record.

As a fan this could be the best thing to happen for the 49ers. Not only because an offensive wizard is staying with the team, but it proves that Jed York and company believe that the team is going in a winning direction. Under the stewardship of Lynch and Shanahan they have drafted and signed key players such as George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, Nick Bosa, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Richard Sherman.

The extension will make him one of the longest tenured Head Coach in the 49ers history since Bill Walsh who brought the organization 4 Lombardi trophies in his 9 years with the team. General Manager John Lynch is still under his 2017 contract that will end in 2023, but many believe he will receive the same 6-year extension as Kyle Shanahan