Jerry Rice on Harbaugh: “I think he’s gone no matter what.”


According to San Francisco 49ers Hall of Fame WR Jerry Rice, he doesn’t believe that 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh will be back in 2015. Rice told Pro Football Now, “With Jim Harbaugh there’s a lot of questions out there right now. “We don’t really know if he wants to come back and be the head coach for the San Francisco 49ers, or if he’s gonna go somewhere else.”

“There’s going to be a lot of suitors out there that’s willing to pay him big bucks. That’s been over the heads of the 49ers all season long. Maybe that’s starting to wear and tear on a team and it’s taking its toll,” Rice said.

[Related: 49ers’ Deion Sanders says players want Jim Harbaugh out]

Rice isn’t the only Hall of Famer who is voicing his opinion. Back in September it was former 49ers CB Deion Sanders who came out and said that the 49ers locker room was divided.

Rice was then asked if he believes Harbaugh will coach the 49ers in 2015. “I really don’t think so,” Rice declared. “I think he’s gone, no matter what happens this year.”

What are your thoughts Forever Faithful? Is Harbaugh on the hot seat? I’m sure all of this will blow over as winning cures everything we just have to wait and see how the team responds.

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