Just a week ago, San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke about how he had hoped to keep DeMeco Ryans on his staff for one more season which was mentioned in this Heavy on 49ers article, even though the defensive coordinator has displayed future head coach qualities.

Now, one NFC team has put in the request to interview Ryans — making it the first franchise to inquire about the 37-year-old 49ers assistant.

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Via Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network on the morning of Saturday, January 15, the Minnesota Vikings have asked about Ryans for their head coaching vacancy.

The #Vikings put in a request to interview #49ers DC DeMeco Ryans for their head coaching job, per source.

— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 15, 2022

The Vikings fired Mike Zimmer on Monday, January 10 during what is traditionally called “Black Monday” in the NFL: When teams decide to part ways with their coaching leader or keep their head coach in tact. Zimmer compiled a 72-56-1 overall record in the Twin Cities. However, since their NFC championship game run in 2017, the Vikings missed the playoffs in three of the next four seasons and finished below the .500 mark the past two seasons.

Ryan’s Coaching Resume & What he Accomplished in 2021

Two seasons after his last NFL game with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015, Ryans dove into coaching…and has had a rise in that profession since.

In 2017, he was named defensive quality control coach by the 49ers — joining Shanahan’s first coaching staff. Then, from 2018-2020, he served as the team’s inside linebacker coach. During the course of those three seasons, Ryans went on to produce a future NFL First Team All-Pro middle linebacker in Fred Warner (2020).

Outside of producing Warner, Ryans joined forces with future New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh to produce the league’s best unit at forcing fumbles with a league-high 21. The 49ers additionally produced the NFL’s second-best defense in surrendering 281.8 per game during the 49ers’ run to the NFC title.

This past season in his first time running a defense to himself, the 49ers went on to produce the following:

First overall in rushing …read more

Source:: Heavy.com

      

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