Report: 49ers hiring former Chargers head coach Brandon Staley as assistant head coach

Brandon Staley, former head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers was a candidate for the San Francisco 49ers’ opening at defensive coordinator, receiving an interview with the team.

While the 49ers have reportedly promoted defensive passing game specialist Nick Sorensen to defensive coordinator, the former Chargers play caller is still expected to join the 49ers in Santa Clara.

According to Adam Schefter and Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the 49ers are hiring Staley to assistant head coach.

Via @AdamSchefter on Twitter:

Staley served as head coach of the Chargers for three seasons, compiling a 24-24 regular season record. Staley dropped his only playoff game to the Chargers with a brutal loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2022.

Prior to being named head coach of the Chargers, Staley served as defensive coordinator of the Los Angeles Rams under Sean McVay.

Staley will replace former Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn who recently served as assistant head coach of the 49ers. Lynn was hired by the Washington Commanders during the offseason.

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