NFL Twitter reacts to 49ers hiring Nick Sorensen as new defensive coordinator

The San Francisco 49ers reportedly have a new defensive coordinator.

After one season of Steve Wilks at defensive coordinator, the 49ers are promoting defensive passing game specialist and nickles coach Nick Sorensen to defensive coordinator, per Adam Schefter and Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.

Along with promoting Sorensen, the 49ers are hiring former Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley to a “prominent staff role,” according to Schefter and Fowler. The 49ers interviewed Staley as a candidate for defensive coordinator. Prior to joining the Chargers as head coach, Staley was defensive coordinator under Sean McVay with the Los Angeles Rams.

Via @AdamSchefter on Twitter:

Sorensen joined the 49ers as a defensive assistant in 2022. Prior to coaching on Kyle Shanahan’s staff, Sorensen was the special teams coordinator for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Before joining the Jaguars, Sorensen coached with the Seattle Seahawks from 2013 to 2020.

After the reported promotion of Sorensen and the hiring of Staley, the NFL community on Twitter exploded with reactions. Here’s what fans and analysts were saying on social media early on Saturday morning.

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