According to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer, it doesn't matter if the San Francisco 49ers come away with the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season, Jim Harbaugh will be losing his job as head coach once the season comes to an end. Prior to their first game of the regular season, reports surfaced that there was conflict within the 49ers locker room and that was only the tip of the iceberg for the issues going on with Harbaugh and the rest of the Niners organization.
An ESPN report claims that the feud within the organization started with the way Harbaugh handled the courting of then-free agent Peyton Manning.
The main issue was what Harbaugh allegedly told then-starter Alex Smith, who wanted answers at the time.
Smith specifically asked Harbaugh about the 49ers' interest in Manning and did not get an answer that matched the facts of the situation, in which Harbaugh flew to North Carolina to meet and work out Manning, the sources said.
As one team source told ESPN, "that was the first big sign to the players that they couldn't trust Jim."
49ers CEO Jed York has responded to these reports, tweeting out the following message:
But the writing seems to already be on the walls.
[via FOX Sports]