Jim Harbaugh not worried over future

ByPaul Gutierrez ESPN logo
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, speaking to reporters for the first time since Thursday night's 19-3 home loss on national television to the Seattle Seahawks, was asked if he thought his future in Santa Clara was in question.

"I really, I don't worry about my future," he said Monday in his weekly media conference.

"I haven't participated in any of that speculation. I just, I think I have a recessive gene for worrying about my own future."

Reports have swirled that Harbaugh could be trade bait if the 49ers, who are 7-5 and sitting two spots out of the NFC's six-team playoff field, miss the postseason because he has one year remaining on his five-year, $25 million contract.

It was CEO Jed York who tweeted out an apology in the wake of last week's embarrassing defeat, not Harbaugh.

And it was general manager Trent Baalke who had to apologize for his college-age daughter's tweet saying offensive coordinator Greg Roman should be fired.

Harbaugh, meanwhile, would not say if he has spoken with York about the social media missive.

"To me, that's not significant," said Harbaugh, who was not wearing his customary 49ers cap.

"What's significant is we move on without excuse and get it right. Make it right. That's our jobs."

After being asked about York a few more times, a miffed Harbaugh said, "I kind of think some of these questions are for your own pleasure."

The 49ers play on Sunday at the Oakland Raiders, a team that has been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Harbaugh next season.

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