Report: 49ers Could Be Interested In Bicknell
There might still be more turnover to come on the Eagles’ coaching staff.
According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, the San Francisco 49ers have discussed bringing on Eagles wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell for their offensive coordinator opening.
Bicknell was part of Chip Kelly’s original coaching staff. When Kelly was coaching at New Hampshire, Bicknell was coaching at Boston University, and the two got to know each other.
Bicknell spent three years with the Kansas City Chiefs (assistant offensive line coach, offensive line coach and tight ends coach). He was with the Buffalo Bills (tight ends coach, wide receivers coach) for two years prior to coming to Philadelphia.
The Eagles have experienced plenty of coaching turnover on the offensive side of the ball in the last couple of years. Bill Lazor was Kelly’s original QBs coach, but he left to become the offensive coordinator of the Miami Dolphins. Bill Musgrave replaced him for a year, but he got the Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator job earlier this month. Ted Williams was replaced as tight ends coach by Justin Peelle.
If Bicknell were to land the 49ers’ job, that would mean three offensive coordinator spots around the league would be filled with guys who were on Kelly’s staff in his first two years in the NFL.