Report: Jim Harbaugh won’t be back with 49ers next season
Jim Harbaugh may have his San Francisco 49ers off to a decent 2-2 start, but it sounds like he will remain on the hot seat for the remainder of the season. On Sunday morning, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reported that there is “no way” Harbaugh will be back in San Francisco for the 2015 season.
According to Glazer, the Niners don’t seem to care that Harbaugh has taken the team to three-straight NFC Championship games. Harbaugh’s act has apparently “worn thin” with the players, which is consistent with what Deion Sanders reported last week about the players wanting Harbaugh gone.
While Alex Boone has defended Harbaugh and insisted everyone on the team loves him, there has to be a reason we are hearing all this speculation. In addition to Glazer’s report, we also had a report from ESPN on Sunday that indicated Harbaugh’s relationship with his players began to sour when he was not honest with Alex Smith while making a run at Peyton Manning in 2012.
“That was the first big sign to the players that they couldn’t trust Jim,” a source told ESPN.
Glazer went as far as to say that Harbaugh wouldn’t be back in San Francisco next year even if the team wins a championship this season. We know Harbaugh is a capable coach, as evidenced by his success with the Niners, but his resume might not matter. There’s a reason the team has made no effort to extend his contract.