Jan 19, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh reacts after Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (not pictured) scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the 2013 NFC Championship football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: 49ers want to extend Jim Harbaugh’s contract


If you’re not a San Francisco 49ers fan, there’s a good chance you don’t like Jim Harbaugh.

His over the top antics and complaining chafes many – though it’s hard to deny what he’s done with the 49ers on the field. The organization knows this and they don’t want to let any outside source come in and attempt to snag Harbaugh out of their grasps, which is why they plan to extend his contract this offseason.

The biggest impediment could be his financial expectations.  With his brother, John, making in the neighborhood of $7 million in Baltimore, Jim may want as much or more.  There’s also speculation that Jim may want more say over personnel, given reports that emerged last season regarding friction between Harbaugh and G.M. Trent Baalke.

San Francisco and Harbaugh already attempted to work out an extension last year but were unable to find a middle ground. Another NFC Championship appearance under his belt should only strengthen his case.

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  • loverpoint

    What friction between Harbaugh and Baalke ? From day one when Harbaugh was hired he was asked if he would help in the decision making during FA and the draft and he said ” NO, that is Trents job” My job is to coach. Well we all know that was not totally true. It was Harbaughs insight to Kaepernick that made them draft him.

    Jim Harbaugh wants as much as his brother, well first of all John Harbaugh has been a NFL Head Coach longer than Jim, plus Jim has failed to beat his brother in the Thanksgiving ” Harbowl ” and the Super Bowl. If the 49ers want to pay Jim the same or more than his brother I don’t see anything wrong with that.