The complete collapse of the San Francisco 49ers franchise over the last two seasons has led to another member of the organization falling on the sword.
According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers are demoting team president Paraag Marathe. He will still serve as the team’s contract salary cap guy and head contract negotiator.
Marathe will continue to hold the title of president through the Super Bowl and will still be involved with other aspects of the York family’s business endeavors.
Nevertheless, the 49ers are all but firing the team’s president and a close associate of owner Jed York. This isn’t a minor shuffling of job titles.
It’s the latest move in a wayward spiral for the 49ers organization ever since their NFC Championship loss to the Seattle Seahawks in January 2014. The 49ers are 11-16 since that defeat and 3-8 this season. Jim Harbaugh was fired (whoops, “mutually parted ways”) after last season. Colin Kaepernick was benched as starting quarterback and has likely played his last snap in San Francisco and now Marathe is being reassigned.
Marathe has spent 15 seasons with the 49ers. He was elevated to team president in 2014.