Another 49ers assistant to interview for promotion with another team

Another strong year for the 49ers makes their coaching staff a popular one for teams to explore in their search for coaches. Defensive coordinator Steve Wilks has received a couple interview requests for head coaching gigs, and now passing game specialist Klint Kubiak is a candidate for the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator job according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.

Kubiak, 36, joined the 49ers’ staff this offseason following the exit of Bobby Slowik, who became DeMeco Ryans’ offensive coordinator in Houston. Before landing in San Francisco, Kubiak broke into the NFL with the Denver Broncos in 2016 as an offensive assistant under his dad, Gary Kubiak.

He was also a quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator for the Vikings before returning to the Broncos in 2022 as a passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

While the opening isn’t a head coach job, it would be considered a promotion for Kubiak not only in title, but he’d also get an opportunity to call plays – something he would not get a chance to do under 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan.

Story originally appeared on Niners Wire