49ers To Interview Sean McVay, Vance Joseph

Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay and Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph are the latest serious candidates to fill the 49ers’ head coaching vacancy. McVay will interview next Monday, per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, and Joseph will also meet with the team sometime in the near future, tweets Rand Getlin.

Sean McVay (vertical)

If McVay were to land the job, the soon-to-be 31-year-old wunderkind would become the youngest head coach in the modern era. McVay, who has three years’ experience as a coordinator, teamed with head coach Jay Gruden to guide the Redskins to the NFL’s third-best total offense and a fifth-place DVOA ranking this season. The Rams are also targeting him as a result, though going to San Francisco – where his grandfather, John McVay, once thrived as an executive – would perhaps make for a more interesting story.

Unlike McVay, Joseph’s season isn’t over – the playoff-bound Dolphins will take on the Steelers in the wild-card round this weekend. Thus, it’s unclear when he’ll meet with the Niners. The Broncos will also interview Joseph, according to Getlin, while the Rams, Bills and Chargers have expressed interest in sitting down with him. Joseph, 44, is amid his first year as a defensive coordinator, one in which the Dolphins finished the regular season with unspectacular rankings in scoring (18th), DVOA (19th) and total defense (29th).

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  1. Thronson5

    I would much rather have McDaniels or Kyle Shanahan but I do like the idea of a young HC who can grow with this team. I wish they’d go after Fangio and offer him the HC position. I think he’d make a really good one. The players love that guy and listen to him. He gets the most out of his guys on defense. I know this process may take some time but I wish we would know already who they are going to hire lol.

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  2. NinerDave

    Fangio has been terrible in previous stops. Bears defense was bad. Trust me we don’t want him man. Shannahan or McDaniels would be great. We really screwed up on gase. Hopefully we get an established Gm and then pick an offensive coach. There’s a lot of good defensive coordinators out there. Our strength is DL but we need everything else on D.

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    • Thronson5

      Yea I see what you’re saying but I still like him. I doubt he’s even come back anyways. I personally like Kyle Shanahan and McDaniels more than any other candidate for HC so I hope they get one of those guys. What about Schwartz?

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