Report: Jim Harbaugh won't return to 49ers in 2015
Fox Sports' Jay Glazer said Sunday that he doesn't see "any way" 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh returns to San Francisco next year -- even if the Niners win the Super Bowl this season.
The embattled coach's act has reportedly "worn thin" with everyone in the organization, and he's not on the best of terms with San Francisco's front office. In February, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported that Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke were barely on speaking terms. Jed York, CEO of the 49ers, attempted to quell rumors of disharmony shortly after Glazer's report.
Jim is my coach. We are trying to win a SB, not a personality or popularity contest. Any more questions?— Jed York (@JedYork) October 5, 2014
Also on Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the rift between 49ers players and Harbaugh stems from an offseason pursuit of Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.
The 50-year-old coach has been with the Niners since 2011 and has reached the NFC Championship Game each year of his NFL coaching career.
San Francisco enters Sunday's matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs at 2-2.
- Marc Weinreich