This is probably Jed York‘s last chance to show there’s functioning life going on between his ears. Picking the wrong HC is one thing. Picking the wrong GM is quite another. Whoever the new GM is, he’ll be putting his imprint on the next five to ten years of 49er football.
Who am I kidding? These are the Yorks. Jed could screw this up and still be around to screw up again and again for the next forty years.
Even if York accidentally gets one right, it won’t last. Any intelligent and competent GM/HC will not be able to keep the contempt for this miserable little fool out of their voice and out of their eyes. If there’s one thing York has probably gotten good at over the years, it’s recognizing when someone has lost respect for him.
You can bet it didn’t take long for Jim Harbaugh to reach the contempt level. And that’s when York went into overdrive with his backstabbing efforts to get Harbaugh out of town.
Who’s next to discover York is a fool? Can they get through the interview without letting it show? Are they worth hiring if they do?
We should have our answers soon. If the new FO team seems like a sensible choice, it means Paraag Marathe was running the show. It the choice seems ludicrous, it was the little meatball at the wheel.