The San Francisco 49ers will have a new defensive coordinator in 2021.
The New York Jets announced late Thursday evening that they were hiring Robert Saleh as their new head coach.
We’ve reached an agreement in principle with Robert Saleh to become our head coach.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) January 15, 2021
Saleh was the defensive coordinator for four years in San Francisco, but the last year’s the 49ers defense made a leap to elite status.
In 2019, the year they went to the Super Bowl, Saleh lead the 49ers to a top two defense in the NFL in yards per game.
In an injury riddled 2020, Saleh may have been even better, leading the 49ers to fifth in yards per game.
The other big story is that the Jets will hire Mike LaFleur, the 49ers passing game coordinator as their offensive coordinator.
New Jets’ HC Robert Saleh is expected to take 49ers passing game coordinator Mike LaFleur as his offensive coordinator, per sources. https://t.co/3b8mPeFfPU
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 15, 2021
Sounds like DeMeco Ryans will be the new defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers.
With Robert Saleh gone, expect the #49ers to promote LBs coach DeMeco Ryans as their new defensive coordinator, source said. An impressive young coach.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 15, 2021
That was something my good friend Kyle Posey called in training camp 2019.
DeMeco Ryans=future DC. I don’t think he’ll be a position coach for long.
— KP (@KP_Show) August 14, 2019
Now, we see how the San Francisco 49ers defense looks moving forward.