This is a 2017 photo of Robert Saleh 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)

Robert Saleh

Defensive Coordinator

Experience: 15 years


Robert Saleh (SAH-luh) is in his 15th NFL season and third as the 49ers defensive coordinator.

In 2018, the 49ers defense registered 37.0 sacks, the most by the team in a single-season since 2013 (38.0 sacks). The defense ranked in the top half of the league in rushing yards per play (4.09 – seventh), opponent completion percentage (63.5 – 10th), yards per play allowed (5.42 – 11th), net passing yards per game allowed (233.3 – 11th), yards per game allowed (346.6 – 13th), rushing yards per game allowed (113.4 – 14th) and passing yards per play (6.45 – 14th). San Francisco was one of six teams (Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts & New England Patriots) to allow fewer net yards per game, rushing yards per game and passing yards per game than in 2017.