Editor's note: The above video is Jim Kozimor's 1-on-1 with 49ers CEO Jed York from July 31, 2014.
Jim Harbaugh's future with the 49ers beyond this season is uncertain.
Back in late July, he and Jed York elected to table contract talks until after the 2014 campaign.
Jerry Rice believes the murky outlook is having a negative effect on the team.
"With Jim Harbaugh there's a lot of questions out there right now," Rice told Pro Football 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 was then asked if he believes Harbaugh will coach the 49ers in 2015.
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"I really don't think so," Rice declared. "I think he's gone, no matter what happens this year."
The 49ers fell to 4-4 with their loss to the Rams last week.
They will travel to New Orleans and face Drew Brees and the 4-4 Saints this Sunday.