Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan
Oct 27, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan on the sidelines during the first half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Reuters

Failing to make the playoffs in this year’s National Football League (NFL) season, the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills are three teams interested in hiring veteran mentor Mike Shanahan as head coach. All three NFL squads have reportedly interviewed the two-time Super Bowl champion as head coach in the league.

Out of the three teams, the 49ers and Raiders have the past connections with the 62-year-old Shanahan, who was the offensive coordinator for the 49ers from 1992 to 1994 and the head coach for the Raiders, then based in Los Angeles, in 1988 and 1999.

Shanahan won the Super Bowl title with Hall-of-Fame quarterback John Elway in 1997 and 1998 with the Denver Broncos, which Shanahan coached from 1995 to 2008. After the back-to-back NFL championships, Shanahan’s teams weren’t able win a single playoff game. After Shanahan left Denver, he moved to coach the Washington Redskins from 2010 to 2013 making the playoffs three out of four seasons and losing in the wild card game in the lone playoff appearance.

Before he joined the NFL, he was an assistant for the University of Oklahoma (Offensive Assistant), Northern Arizona University (Running Backs Coach), Eastern Illinois University (Offensive Coordinator), University of Minnesota (Offensive Coordinator) and University of Florida (Offensive Coordinator) in college football.

San Francisco, which recently fired head coach Jim Harbaugh, won just half their regular season games this year to miss the playoffs and the Buffalo Bills, who lost a coach after Doug Marrone decided to opt out of his contract, went 9-7 but missed the postseason slot. The Raiders, which was handled by interim head coach Tony Sparano after firing Dennis Allen midseason, were one of the worst teams in the regular season winning just 3 of 16 games.

The Bills are attempting to get Shanahan after also chasing him way back in 2009 but Shanahan picked the Washington Redskins. Shanahan has career record of 177-143-0 in his NFL stints as head coach.

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