NFL News: San Francisco hires Eric Mangini as consultant

Former Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini is officially back in the NFL: ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports this afternoon that the San Francisco 49ers organization has hired the 42-year-old as the team’s Senior Offensive Consultant.

Mangini has been out of the NFL since being fired by the Browns following the 2010 season. He had a 10-22 record in his two seasons with the club, then was replaced by Pat Shurmur, who last just two seasons. Mangini also was 23-25 in his three previous years with the New York Jets.

Most recently, Mangini has been serving as an analyst for ESPN, where he had been receiving very positive reviews both on TV and radio. But previously this offseason, there had been some murmurs of the possibility of him returning to the NFL in some official capacity, with the 49ers as a likely fit.

Mangini will be joining former Browns kicker Phil Dawson and backup quarterback Colt McCoy in the city by the bay.

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  • Seth M

    Still feel that Mangini never got a fair shot in maintaining his job. I liked his coaching style, and if Lerner actually would’ve hired a GM for him (and not have Mangini pick that Kokinis goof), we mightve had something fun by now. But alas, working for the browns will assure you that you will be a millionaire standing in the unemployment line in two years

  • maxfnmloans

    Mangini as an OFFENSIVE consultant? They going to hire Rich Rodriguez to help out on defense?

  • “Mangini will help the offense by telling Harbaugh, coordinator Greg Roman and the offensive assistants how he’d stop the schemes Colin Kaepernick ran so successfully last season.”


    ok that makes sense.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Kind of my first reaction but knew there had to be more to the story.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    When you are the 49ers you can afford to create these kind of positions meanwhile in Cleveland they still have a hard time with just the owner!