Brian Griese is leaving the printed sales space to develop into the 49ers‘ new quarterbacks coach, in keeping with ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Griese, a former NFL quarterback who spent 11 seasons with the Buccaneers, Dolphins and Bears, has been with ESPN since 2009. Griese has historical past with 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, who was on the Buccaneers’ teaching employees throughout Griese’s two seasons in Tampa.
Griese, who will rejoice his forty seventh birthday on March 18, led Michigan to a nationwide championship in 1997. He performed forward of Tom Brady, who would succeed Griese as Michigan’s beginning quarterback after Griese was drafted by the Broncos in 1998. As John Elway’s backup in Denver, Griese and his father — former Dolphins Corridor of Fame quarterback Bob Griese — grew to become the primary father-son duo to win Tremendous Bowls.
A Professional Bowler in 2000, Griese compiled a 45-38 report as an NFL beginning quarterback. He threw for 19,four hundred and forty yards with 119 touchdowns towards 99 interceptions. As a member of the Buccaneers, Griese led the NFL with a 69.3 completion proportion in 2004.
Griese is coming to San Francisco at a pivotal second in franchise historical past. Shanahan is predicted to show the offense over to second-year quarterback Trey Lance, who break up his two begins as a rookie whereas showing in six common season video games. The 49ers are anticipated to maneuver on from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who received 33 of his 47 common season begins for San Francisco.
The No. 3 total choose in final 12 months’s draft, Lance accomplished 57.5% of his throws for 603 yards with 5 touchdowns towards two interceptions. He additionally rushed for 168 yards and a landing for the 49ers, who received two street playoff video games this previous January earlier than developing simply brief towards the eventual Tremendous Bowl champion Rams within the NFC title sport.