Report: Chargers hire former 49ers QB coach Shane Day

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Some confusion about the 49ers’ coaching staff was cleared up Thursday morning when ESPN’s Nick Wagoner reported that Shane Day will join the Los Angeles Chargers as their quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator.

Day was the 49ers’ quarterbacks coach for the last two seasons following Rich Scangarello’s exit before the 2019 campaign. Scangarello was rehired by the 49ers this offseason to be the QB coach, but there was no word on what Day’s position would be or if he was returning. It turns out Day will be moving on to Southern California to take on a larger role with the Chargers and second-year QB phenom Justin Herbert.

The 49ers might’ve tried to elevate Day to passing game coordinator in San Francisco had they not promoted Mike McDaniel to the offensive coordinator role.