John Madden: 49ers should choose Jim Harbaugh over Trent Baalke if they have to

jim harbaughFormer NFL head coach and broadcaster John Madden believes the 49ers need to choose head coach Jim Harbaugh over general manager Trent Baalke if they end up having to choose one person over the other.

“Jim Harbaugh has done a great job of coaching in the NFL no matter how you put it,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio. “Getting to three championship games in a row with that group or with any group is a heck of a thing that he’s done.”

Madden doesn’t believe the 49ers can get anyone better than Harbaugh and I agree.

“You tell me where they’re going to get a guy that’s any better than him?” John asked. “It’s a lot easier to get a suit than it is to get a coach.”

I think Madden made some great points.  I would give Harbaugh the money he wants and move on. I know the Niners haven’t won the Super Bowl under him, but he deserves what he wants.


  1. says

    Not trying to rip John, but Johns replacement Tom Flores came in & won 2 SBs with Johns team.
    No Harbaugh can be replaced. Harbaugh is not a personnel guy, he is a coach. Could you image a Harbaugh trying to build a team.
    It is so much harder to find a Baalke & Baalke will be around a dozens years or more. No one knows from year to year what Harbugh will do.

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