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07:24 AM ET 12.19 | Often a model of organizational consistency, San Francisco has another era to extend. CEO Jed York plans to sit down with 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh after the season to hammer out what he believes will be a long-term contract extension. Harbaugh is in the third year of a five-year, $25 million contract, which makes him third-highest paid coach in the NFC West behind Seattle's Pete Carroll and St. Louis' Jeff Fisher. "You can't really ask for a much better job than what he's done over the last two and a half seasons," York said Wednesday on KNBR. "Now's not the right time to get into a deep contract discussion. But he knows we want him here long term, and we'll sit down at the end of the season, we'll assess like we always do. And I definitely anticipate Jim being here for a long period of time."

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December 19, 2013  08:30 AM ET

Texas longhorns are the greatest boom in coaches salaries ever. Even Jose Canseco tweeted he wanted the job

December 19, 2013  08:40 AM ET

best thing since sliced bread the ol'York say's.......

December 19, 2013  08:45 AM ET

He's earned a long term deal! 5 Years!

December 19, 2013  08:57 AM ET

I'm sure that Jed's expression of hammering out an extension has nothing to do with the Texas rumors.

December 19, 2013  09:14 AM ET

I think he'll have a long stay in SF that will rival the Dark Lord's in Foxboro.

December 19, 2013  09:29 AM ET

They better talk sooner than that. I keep hearing his name 'round here in Austin to replace Mack.

December 19, 2013  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They better talk sooner than that. I keep hearing his name 'round here in Austin to replace Mack.

The only name that hasn't been tossed out in Austin for the job is Lane Kiffin.

December 19, 2013  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I think he'll have a long stay in SF that will rival the Dark Lord's in Foxboro.

Seems pretty obvious.... He's a Niner for life at this point...

December 19, 2013  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I think he'll have a long stay in SF that will rival the Dark Lord's in Foxboro.

There's a difference though in that BB is in complete control of the Patriots. Maybe someday Harbaugh will want to have that same control, if not in Santa Clara then somewhere else.

December 19, 2013  12:10 PM ET

I think Jim Harbaugh has a good sense of what his priorities in life are. I also think he has an honest perspective as to what is due him in regards to money. He has a Father, Brother, and Brother- in-Law have all been through the contract games before.

I would say that coaching for one of the model organizations in professional sports, in new state of the art training facilities, a new stadium, a team stacked with talent, all this in one of the greatest metropolitan areas in the world would make this a no brainer for Harbaugh and York the question is what is an honest pay?

True he had a great rookie season as an NFL coach, and yes he has produced double digit wins in each of his 3 seasons. He has taken them to the threshold of the Super Bowl and to the Super Bowl but has not won. In the last 2 seasons Pete Carroll and Seattle have in fact won more regular season games to this date. What will be a determining factor is how the 49ers perform in the playoffs. If the 49ers win the Super Bowl Harbaugh would be right up there in the top 5 in salary. If Seattle were to win the Super Bowl then as the owner of the 49ers I would want to know how Harbaugh plans on keeping the 49ers the top dog in the NFC West, the best division in the NFL, and a division that will get even stronger next season. Probably the weakest team personnel wise is Arizona, they have an older QB and new coach who is only starting his rebuilding process. St. Louis could surpass both the 49ers and Seattle depending on how they handle the 2014 draft where they will have a Kings Ransom of draft choices. Both the 49ers and Seattle will again have 10 or more draft choices which brings up the question of ; Do you need all those picks when you don't have many positions to fill ?

Other teams around the NFL don't need draft picks they are better off scooping up the players that don't make the teams in the NFC West. The 49ers for example lost 2 DB's they put on the practice squad. Cooper @ K.C. - Cooper has had a bunch of playing time @ K.C. and had a couple of INT's and Thomas @ Miami - his INT is what kept New England from beating Miami.

December 19, 2013  01:00 PM ET

Too. Long.

December 19, 2013  01:06 PM ET

How in the name of all that is good, can Jeff Fisher be paid more than Harbaugh?

December 19, 2013  01:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

How in the name of all that is good, can Jeff Fisher be paid more than Harbaugh?

Desperation?

December 19, 2013  01:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

There's a difference though in that BB is in complete control of the Patriots. Maybe someday Harbaugh will want to have that same control, if not in Santa Clara then somewhere else.

Well, perhaps that will be part of the negotiations.

December 19, 2013  01:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The only name that hasn't been tossed out in Austin for the job is Lane Kiffin.

For the time he has been a coach he has worn out way to many doormats. He will have to move down to a lower tier college as a Head Coach and start rebuilding up his resume again. Or he could go back to the pros as an assistant.

December 19, 2013  02:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The only name that hasn't been tossed out in Austin for the job is Lane Kiffin.

Well, actually I suspect they "tossed out" that idea right from the start.

December 19, 2013  03:18 PM ET

Why is Jim Harbaugh paid more than John Harbaugh?

December 19, 2013  05:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Texas longhorns are the greatest boom in coaches salaries ever. Even Jose Canseco tweeted he wanted the job

Until owners start wising up to the fact that everybody is using it as leverage and nobody wants to go there.

December 19, 2013  05:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Why is Jim Harbaugh paid more than John Harbaugh?

That is an excellent question which will become even more insistent if JH guides the Ravens into the playoffs. (Don't have to make it to SB again this year really.)

 
December 19, 2013  07:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Why is Jim Harbaugh paid more than John Harbaugh?

They gave all the franchise money to Joe Flacco.

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