The San Francisco 49ers might have come up agonizingly close in the Super Bowl earlier this year, but that has not stopped them from decisively acting to tie up head coach Kyle Shanahan on a long-term basis.
The team made the announcement on Monday that they had signed him to a multiyear deal following a season in which he led the team to a 13-3 record and an NFC Championship. Of course, that was a massive improvement over the season prior in which they went 4-12. According to sources, the deal, though not made official by the team, will be for six years, tying him down through the 2025 season. It also, reportedly, means that he will be among the best-paid coaches in the game, a distinction he doubt deserves.