In a surprising development, 49ers G.M. Scot McCloughan reportedly is considering the possibility of resigning, according to Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.
Maiocco, citing an unnamed source, reports that McCloughan met Wednesday with various members of upper management. including owner Jed York. After the meeting, McCloughan left the facility and files were relocated from his office.
He joined the team in 2005 after coach Mike Nolan was hired. Two years ago, McCloughan was promoted to General Manager.
If it’s true that files have been removed from McCloughan’s office, it’s possible that he’s considering resignation as an alternative to termination.
UPDATE: McCloughan’s agent, Peter Schaffer, tells us that McCloughan will not be resigning.