Jon Embree is in his fourth season as the 49ers assistant head coach/tight ends coach.
Under Embree's guidance, TE George Kittle's game continued to improve in 2019 as he was named Associated Press First-Team All-Pro, PFWA All-NFL and All-NFC and was selected as a starter in the Pro Bowl. Kittle led the team with 85 receptions for 1,053 yards and five touchdowns. He became just the fifth player in franchise history, and the first tight end, to have multiple 1,000-yard seasons, joining WR Jerry Rice (12), WR Terrell Owens (5), WR Anquan Boldin (2) and WR John Taylor (2). Kittle also set the NFL record for the most receiving yards by a tight end through their first three seasons (2,945), surpassing TE Mike Ditka (2,774), who held the record since 1963.