Feb 20, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh speaks during a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

49ers Rumors: Jim Harbaugh to be let go after 2014 season?

The San Francisco 49ers have been to three straight NFC Championship games and one Super Bowl in the three years that Jim Harbaugh has been head coach of the team, yet that seemingly isn’t enough to guarantee him job security in the Bay area.

After an offseason of hearing reports about Harbaugh potentially being fired after the upcoming 2014 season, things have calmed down a little and it’s back to trying to win a Super Bowl for Harbaugh and his staff. But the questions about the coach’s future aren’t going away and will be a talking point all year long.

According to Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News, the belief around the NFL is that there’s an 80 percent chance this is the final season as head coach in San Francisco for Jim Harbaugh.

From what I’ve heard from several NFL sources, some who know Jim Harbaugh well, I’ll say that 80% of the NFL people I talk to assume that there’s a strong chance that this will be Harbaugh’s final season with the 49ers.

This isn’t breaking news rather it’s a reminder that this is a critical seaosn for Harbaugh and how he coaches will go a long way in easing rumored tension with the front office. There were reports earlier in the offseason that a rift was growing between Trent Baalke and Jim Harbaugh and this latest report is a reminder that those tensions may not be fixed aftet the 2014 season and Harbaugh could be out and coaching elsewhere in 2015

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