San Francisco 49ers, Jim Harbaugh Table Contract Talks


NFL Football The San Francisco 49ers and head coach Jim Harbaugh have mutually decided to table contract talks until after the 2014-2015 season according to team CEO Jed York.

Harbaugh is currently entering the 4th year of his contract in which he makes a base $5 million a year. In Harbaugh’s first 3 years coaching the 49ers, the team has made it to the NFC championship game every year, in addition to making it to Super Bowl XLVII where the team lost to the Baltimore Ravens.

“We actually just had this conversation yesterday,” York said on “Yahoo! SportsTalk Live.” “We just said, ‘You know what, let’s not do anything during the season. Let’s sit down a week or so after the season is over and let everybody know we’re not focused on anything that’s off the field right now.’ … Jim and I will sit down a week or so after the season is over, and we’ll figure out where we go.”

The two sides have discussed an extension for much of the past year. The Cleveland Browns even inquired to the 49ers if Harbaugh would be available for trade.

There have been some reports that indicate that Harbaugh wants to be paid like a Super Bowl winning coach, but the 49ers would like to see Harbaugh add a Super Bowl championship to his already impressive list of achievements before paying him that salary. Coach Harbaugh himself has dismissed those reports as rumors on multiple occasions

“I’ve said publicly and very loudly in the past, I hope he has the utmost leverage when we sit down and talk about his contract at the end of the season,” York said. “It’s a good thing. It’s an unbelievable problem to have.”

Regardless of the speculation, any extension for Jim Harbaugh will have to wait until after the upcoming season.



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