Report: 49ers to hire Wilks as new defensive coordinator originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
Just five days after DeMeco Ryans was introduced as the next head coach of the Houston Texans, it looks like the 49ers have found their new defensive coordinator.
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday, citing sources, that former Carolina Panthers interim head coach Steve Wilks will lead the 49ers' defense next season.
San Francisco interviewed Wilks for the position Monday, Rapoport reported, citing a source.
Wilks remains under contract with the Panthers, but any speculation of him coaching the team in 2023 was put to rest after former Indianapolis Colts coach Frank Reich was hired for the job.
This story will be updated.