Nick Sorensen is in his first season as the 49ers defensive passing game/nickels coach. He spent his first season with San Francisco as a defensive assistant in 2022. Sorensen joined the 49ers after spending the 2021 season as the special teams coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
In 2022, the 49ers defense ranked first overall in the NFL, allowing 300.6 total yards per game and first with 16.3 points allowed per game. San Francisco's defense also ranked tied for first with 20 interceptions and second with 77.7 rushing yards allowed per game. The 49ers saw LB Fred Warner receive his second Pro Bowl selection and First-Team AP All-Pro nod after registering 130 tackles, 2.0 sacks, one forced fumble, one interception and a career-high 10 passes defensed. LB Dre Greenlaw also set career-highs in starts (15), tackles (127) and passes defense (10).