Walsh hired McVay as director of player personnel when he took over as coach in 1978. McVay was part of the organization for five Super Bowl titles. The 30-year-old Sean McVay is the youngest offensive coordinator in the league. He has filled that role the past three seasons in Washington and has helped developed a unit that finished third in total offense and second in passing offense this past season. McVay also spent three years as tight ends coach and one season as an offensive assistant in Washington before being promoted to coordinator in 2014. McVay is the fourth candidate to interview for the coaching job and all come from the offensive side of the ball. York has also met with New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and Buffalo interim coach Anthony Lynn, who was offensive coordinator before replacing Rex Ryan for the final game this season. my blogYork said he was open to hiring either the coach or general manager first. He said the primary goal in the search is finding a coach and general manager who can work well together. The Niners have interviewed four general manager candidates: Indianapolis vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III, Minnesota assistant GM George Paton, Green Bay director of football operations Eliot Wolf and Packers director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst. Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.
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