Bryan Grice to be 49ers quarterbacks coach

According to ESPN reporters, the 49ers will hire Brian Griese as their quarterbacks coach. Gris once commented on ESPN’s Monday Night game.

Former quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello left the team last month to serve as offensive coordinator at the University of Kentucky.

Grees and 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan are also old acquaintances. During the 2004 and 2005 seasons, Gris played with the Pirates, and Shanahan was the team’s offensive quality management coach at the time.

This offseason, the 49ers’ quarterback is also expected to usher in changes. Former starter Jimmy Garoppolo will give way to last year’s No. 3 overall pick Trey Lance. Garoppolo, who previously underwent shoulder surgery, is also a potential trade partner.

Former Chargers coach Anthony Lynn, who was hired as assistant head coach in February, is also expected to coach the team’s running backs.