Aug 25, 2023; Santa Clara, California, USA; Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley reacts during the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers made some significant changes to their coaching staff on Saturday, which include bringing former Los Angeles Chargers head coach Brandon Staley into the fold.

Staley coached in Los Angeles for three seasons with varying levels of success, ultimately finishing with an overall record of 24-24. A 5-9 start to the year this past season was eventually the final nail in the coffin, leading to the team firing him after Week 15.

Things didn’t work out as a head coach in the NFL, as he had several questionable instances throughout his tenure with the Chargers. However, he has now found a new role on the 49ers coaching staff under Kyle Shanahan.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Staley has been hired by the 49ers for a “prominent staff role” that may include being an assistant head coach.

Schefter also reported that defensive passing game specialist Nick Sorensen has been named the new defensive coordinator in San Francisco after the team parted ways with former defensive coordinator Steve Wilks after their Super Bowl loss.

Staley’s reputation amongst NFL fans isn’t the best considering his premature firing in Los Angeles. So, as you would expect, many fans didn’t love this move for the 49ers.

At this point, it is unclear what Staley’s role will look like within the 49ers organization. But he has a reputation as a defensive mind so that he could work alongside or under new defensive coordinator Nick Sorenson.

The move doesn’t inspire much confidence, given Staley’s recent lack of success. But maybe his impact will be far better served as an assistant in the NFL than it was as a head coach.

[Adam Schefter on Twitter/X]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.