5 best head coaches Arizona Cardinals will face in 2024

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4.) Kyle Shanahan

Within the NFC West, the San Francisco 49ers are among the most competitive teams week in and week out every season. It all starts with Kyle Shanahan. In four of his last five seasons, Shanahan has led the 49ers to 10+ wins as well as two NFC championships. He has a quarterback in Brock Purdy who can manage a game well with the weapons he has in Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel, George Kittle and Christian McCaffrey. On top of that, he has a defense that is top ten overall and led by ferocious edge rusher Nick Bosa and the best linebacker in the game in Fred Warner.

Shanahan has a great system established that makes it tough for opposing defenses to stop. The Cardinals’ defense has had a tough time against the 49ers in recent memory. There is too much firepower on the 49ers’ offense and the Cardinals are going to need to be almost perfect against San Francisco when they face off against them twice this upcoming season.