Even though former head coach Mike Shanahan has been out of the league for two full seasons, he is still fielding interviews with multiple NFL teams who are seeking to fill current head coaching vacancies.
As initially reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Miami Dolphins have interviewed Shanahan not once but twice, with the first meeting between the team and coach coming near the end of the regular season. In 2015, the Dolphins fired coach Joe Philbin after a 1-3 start in the middle of his fourth season. The team then made the unconventional move of promoting tight ends coach Dan Campbell to the interim coaching role, and Campbell would go on to a 5-7 record over the rest of the season. The Dolphins have not won a playoff game since the 2000 season.
ESPN’s Dianna Marie Russini also reported that the San Francisco 49ers are going to meet with Shanahan on Wednesday. Shanahan had previously been the team’s offensive coordinator from 1992-1994, culminating in a 1994 Super Bowl win.
Shanahan’s most recent coaching job was with the Washington Redskins, where he went 24-40 from 2010-2013.