Report: Ex-Michigan QB Brian Griese leaving ESPN gig for job on NFL staff
Brian Griese is leaving the broadcast booth for a spot on the NFL sidelines.
Friday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that his colleague is leaving the network to become the quarterbacks coach with the San Francisco 49ers. He was previously working as a Monday Night Football analyst with ESPN.
This would be Griese’s first job as a coach. He enjoyed an 11-year career in the NFL as a quarterback, playing for the Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears.
Former Monday Night Football analyst Brian Griese is leaving ESPN to become the Quarterbacks Coach for the 49ers, sources tell @SethWickersham and me. Griese and Kyle Shanahan have known each other for years; Griese played QB in Tampa when Shanahan was on the Bucs coaching staff.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 5, 2022
Per Schefter, Griese and 49ers had coach Kyle Shanahan have known each other for years, dating back to when Griese was a quarterback with the Bucs. At that time, Shanahan was an offensive quality control coach with the organization.
Griese was at Michigan from 1993-97 and was selected in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He threw for 4,383 yards and 33 touchdowns with the Wolverines.