This is a 2017 photo of John Benton of the San Francisco 49ers NFL football team. This image reflects the 2017 active roster as of Monday, March 13, 2017 when this image was taken. (AP Photo)

John Benton

Offensive Line

Experience: 16 years

Biography

John Benton, a veteran of 32 years of coaching experience, including 15 seasons in the NFL, is in his third season as the 49ers offensive line coach.

Under Benton’s tutelage in 2018, the 49ers offensive line was anchored by veteran T Joe Staley and 2018 first round draft choice Mike McGlinchey, who both started all 16 games. The 49ers offensive line, featuring Staley, McGlinchey, OL Mike Person, C/G Weston Richburg and OL Laken Tomlinson, combined to make 79 of 80 starts. The line helped pave the way for RB Matt Breida, who ranked fourth in the NFL averaging 5.3 yards per carry.

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