Kyle Shanahan speaking to media after game.


Football fans are ripping on San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan over his questionable call to start with the ball in overtime.

The 49ers won the OT coin toss against the Kansas City Chiefs. Under the new playoff overtime rules that were implemented in 2022, every team is guaranteed at least one possession even if the team who possesses the ball first gets a touchdown.

Shanahan said after the game that the 49ers wanted the ball first so that they would be guaranteed another possession if the contest was tied after the first two drives.

Understandably, fans on X/Twitter wasted no time criticizing Shanahan’s questionable decision: