In response to a report that 49ers General Manager Scot McCloughan is contemplating the possibility of resigning, McCloughan’s agent says that McCloughan won’t be stepping down.
“Scot McCloughan is not resigning as General Manager of the San Francisco 49ers,” Peter Schaffer told us by phone moments ago from Colorado. “I have no idea how that rumor got started.”
Of course, this doesn’t mean that all is well between the 49ers and their General Manager. It only means that, if a move is going to be made, it won’t be a voluntary separation. Instead, the 49ers will have to terminate McCloughan — and unless they terminate him for cause they’ll owe him the balance of his contract.