While the 49ers still haven’t officially hired a new general manager or head coach, the “scuttlebutt” at this week’s Senior Bowl is that former Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik could join the 49ers in some capacity, tweets Jason La Canfora of CBSSSports.com.
Dominik presumably wouldn’t be hired as San Francisco’s general manager given that he hasn’t been linked to the club’s ongoing search. The Vikings’ George Paton and Cardinals’ Terry McDonough are the favorites for the job at the moment, and both are conducting second interviews with the 49ers. However, the club is said to be willing to restart its GM hunt if neither of the remaining candidates are the correct fit.
Dominik, now an ESPN analyst, had spent nearly his entire NFL career with Tampa Bay, acting as the team’s director of pro scouting from 1997-2008 and its general manager from 2008-13. Kyle Shanahan, the 49ers’ presumptive head coach, was on staff with the Buccaneers from 2004-05, so it’s possible the two men have a connection. Additionally, Dominink has been viewed as a package deal with current Falcons head coach Dan Quinn during past hiring cycles, meaning Quinn may have given a recommendation to his offensive coordinator.
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