Profootballtalk.com is reporting that San Francisco 49ers General Manger, Scot McCloughan, is either on the verge of being fired, or is considering a resignation. The timing of this move is very troubling, considering we are in the middle of NFL Free Agency, and teams are preparing themselves for the NFL Draft. The Niners haven’t set the world of fire with their free agent moves, but they have made a few signings and even completed a trade. One now has to wonder what is going on within the 49er organization.
Since Scot came to the Niners in 20005, and was promoted to GM in 2007 the Niners without a doubt have improved their roster. He may have been behind the firing of former Head Coach Mike Nolan, but he was also probably in on hiring new Head Coach Mike Singletary. Both moves seem to have been correct.
SO far in free agency the 49ers have signed QB David Carr as the backup to starter Alex Smith, traded QB Shaun Hill to the Detroit Lions for a 2011 7th round draft pick. They have also signed DL Derek Walker, and CB Karl Paymah. It seems like they are addressing their needs, and improving the club. With two first round pick in April’s draft they are in an excellent position to improve their club even more.
While this is just a rumor at this point, it seems very weird. Apparently some files have been moved from his office, and it seems to indicate that all is not well in 49er land. Why that is, is anyone’s guess since this team appears to be on the rise. Who knows on this one.