OAKLAND – Coach Jim Harbaugh’s future with the 49ers has never been in more doubt than now – with the 49ers dropping an embarrassing 24-13 loss to the Raiders on Sunday.
When asked if the 49ers have been distracted this season with the constant chatter about Harbaugh’s future, he answered, “No, that can’t be a factor.”
It remans to be seen whether CEO Jed York and general manager Trent Baalke want Harbaugh back as coach next season. And Harbaugh said that is not a concern right now.
“My priorities are No. 1, winning football games,” Harbaugh said. “No. 2, the welfare of our players, coaches and staff. And, lastly, is what my personal professional future is.”
The 49ers (7-6) are on the outside looking in at the playoffs with their second loss in a row.
“(I) have to take responsibility, that falls on me if we don’t win these games,” Harbaugh said. “That’s my No. 1 priority is winning football games.”