After months of speculation, the Jim Harbaugh era in San Francisco is over.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday night that Harbaugh and the 49ers are parting ways, according to a source involved in the situation.
The 49ers quickly released a statement confirming the news:
"Jim and I have come to the conclusion that it is in our mutual best interest to move in different directions," team CEO Jed York said. "We thank Jim for bringing a tremendous competitive nature and a great passion for the game to the 49ers. He and his staff restored a winning culture that has been the standard for our franchise throughout its history. Their commitment and hard work resulted in a period of success that should be looked back on proudly by our organization and our fans. We wish Jim and his family all the best."
This was pretty obvious if you watched the end of the 49ers-Cardinals game. Most links to Harbaugh involve him going back to Michigan. One report from Sunday said Harbaugh's family is already on it's way to Michigan and an announcement will come early this week.