The 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan is already an effective head coach, but he still needs to reach these three goals in 2020.
It’s no shocker the San Francisco 49ers wanted to avoid the same mistake they made with another former head coach, Jim Harbaugh, way back in 2014 and 2015. So to prevent anything of the sort from happening again, the Niners subsequently locked up their current head coach, Kyle Shanahan, to a new six-year deal ensuring he’ll be around through the 2025 season.
Shanahan has worked wonders with San Francisco since taking over in 2017. Since then, the 40-year-old head coach turned over what was previously a two-win roster, installed one of the most innovative offenses in the NFL and built a squad complete with numerous impact playmakers on both sides of the ball.
All while earning plenty of respect from those within the locker room and those outside of it, too.
In a recent ranking by CBS Sports, Shanahan came in as the No. 5 best head coach entering 2020. Yet there are still critics out there, and some of the criticism Shanahan has faced, particularly after the team’s fourth-quarter meltdown against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV, is perfectly warranted.
That said, Shanahan should have some key goals to reach this upcoming season. The 49ers are still a major Super Bowl contender and have a roster capable of setting multiple bests across the league.
But with plenty of roster uncertainty heading into 2021, it would be wise for Shanahan and his staff to reach some notable goals this upcoming campaign while the window is still wide open.
Here are three goals Shanahan and Co. should look to achieve this season.