Report: Niners agreed w/Browns on trade of Harbaugh, who thought better of going to Cleveland

Browns tried to get Jim Harbaugh

The Browns were close to a trade that would have sent 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh from San Francisco to Cleveland, Pro Football talk reported Friday, citing multiple league sources.

Whoa. We have to think the reported tensions between Harbaugh and Trent Baalke had something to do with this. Additionally, the Niners are said to be lowballing Harbaugh in contract talks.

Clearly, Baalke thinks the talent he's assembled has been far more important than Harbaugh's contribution to the Niners having won 36 regular season games (and five more in the playoffs) over the past three years.

Also, who would want to make a lateral move from San Francisco to Cleveland?

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