San Francisco 49ers Leaning Towards Hue Jackson As New Head Coach

Hue Jackson

San Francisco 49ers executives are leaning toward hiring Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson as the new head coach to replace Jim Tomsula, according to ESPN.

At the end of the NFL regular season, San Francisco 49ers team owner Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke decided that Jim Tomsula was not the right head coach for the team.

Jim Tomsula only lasted a single season, and the San Francisco 49ers are reportedlyhoping that the next person that they hire will be able to prevent them from having to conduct interviews again.

One of the things that caused the downfall of Jim Tomsula was the fact that he allowed offensive coordinator Geep Chryst to run an offense that did not really fit the team personnel.

With the 31st ranked offense in the NFL, the San Francisco 49ers are, understandably, looking for someone who can come in and build an offense that can keep up with their defense.

Hue Jackson has long been considered one of the brightest minds in the NFL, and his work with Andy Dalton and the Cincinnati Bengals this season has been noticed by all.

One of the things that made the Cincinnati Bengals offense so hard to defend this season was the fact that Andy Dalton made weapons out of several players instead of focusing on one.

Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick has more than a couple of flaws, and one problem is the fact that he does not utilize more of his teammates to spread the ball around the field and get into the end zone.

While some are saying that Colin Kaepernick cannot go through multiple progressions, others believe that the coaching staff has limited what they ask him to do as the quarterback.

If there’s a chance that Hue Jackson could turn things around for Colin Kaepernick, then the San Francisco 49ers are going to want that after investing so many resources into him.

By resurrecting Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers save themselves the trouble of having to find a new starting quarterback, either in free agency or using a very high draft pick.

As of right now, the San Francisco 49ers have the seventh overall selection in the NFL Draft, and many are predicting them to go with one of the higher profile college quarterbacks.

If Hue Jackson can assure Trent Baalke and Jed York that they can fix the issues with Colin Kaepernick, then they can use that draft pick on one of the other positions that need help.

The San Francisco 49ers would love to have a dominant offensive lineman like when they were contenders, so they may not be opposed to draft a franchise tackle in the first round.

Navorro Bowman
If the San Francisco 49ers choose someone like Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley and Anthony Davis comes out of retirement, the lines would be really good.

Ole Miss Rebels star wide receiver Laquon Treadwell would be an excellent weapon for Colin Kaepernick, especially since Anquan Boldin is getting older and Torrey Smith is struggling.

Florida State Seminoles corner back Jalen Ramsey has an opportunity to be a shut down type of player, and the San Francisco 49ers defense would benefit tremendously from someone like that.

UCLA Bruins linebacker Myles Jackson is one of the most versatile players in the NFL Draft, and he could team up with All-Pro Navorro Bowman as a dominant defensive tandem.

Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Jonathan Allen could add more depth to the San Francisco 49ers defense, especially since they are still hurting from the loss of Justin Smith.

Hue Jackson enables the San Francisco 49ers to fix quite a bit.

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