Tom Cable Withdraws From 49ers’ HC Search

Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable has withdrawn his name from the 49ers’ head coaching search, his agent Doug Hendrickson tweets. Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is now the overwhelming favorite to land the top job in San Francisco.Tom Cable (vertical)

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The 49ers appeared to have narrowed their hunt to three men — Shanahan, Cable, and Patriots OC Josh McDaniels — over the weekend, but the list of interested parties has quickly narrowed in recent days, as Cable’s withdraw was preceded by a similar move from McDaniels. With Shanahan now clearly San Francisco management’s choice, Shanahan will meet with the club following Atlanta’s appearance in the NFC Championship Game to discuss general manager candidates. Of course, if the Falcons lose that contest, the 49ers could immediately offer Shanahan their head coaching job.

Cable will return to his job as assistant head coach/OL in Seattle, the position he’s held since 2011. The former Raiders head coach has drawn a bit of interest during past hiring cycles, as he interviewed (and was at one point viewed as a leading contender) for the Jets vacancy in 2015.

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13 comments on “Tom Cable Withdraws From 49ers’ HC Search

  1. Strauss

    Nobody wants to work for the 49ers. The owner must be worse than we were lead to believe. Too bad.

  2. LGBT Raven Lover

    Kyle will be offered the job by default. He didn’t truly earn it. He should turn it down and wait for a real HC opportunity. No one wants this job. They will have to be like the Browns – hire a HC that has literally no other HC opportunities and is just happy for the paycheck.

    • Thronson5

      By default? They wanted him the whole time. Him or McDaniels. Not sure how someone with as good of a resume as he has hasn’t earned it.

      • LGBT Raven Lover

        Yes by default. He is the only one who hasn’t dropped out. So yes, by default. If he is smart, he will turn it down and avoid that franchise at all costs. He was never viewed as a good HC candidate despite being an OC for years. He will be let go in a year or two after they are still bad.

  3. Thronson5

    Thank God he isn’t coming here. I was not happy hearing his name so much lately.

  4. Dretorade

    we don’t want this bum anyways. How has he earned a hc job when Seattle o-line is average at best? And I’m being nice

  5. toby312

    Withdrawing means he’s not getting an offer for head job. Declining head job means it was offered

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