Paraag Marathe, the 49ers’ chief negotiator and the keeper of the salary cap, received a promotion last week, the organization confirmed this morning.
Marathe has been promoted to the title of executive vice president of football and business operations. The past two seasons, Marathe worked in the capacity of vice president of football operations after spending three seasons as director of football operations.
In his new role, Marathe will continue to report directly to general manager Scot McCloughan on football matters. He will now also report to 49ers president and CEO Jed York on the business side of the organization. Marathe will work alongside the chief marketing officer when an individual is hired for that newly opened position.
The 49ers list Marathe third among team management on the club’s directory, below York and McCloughan.
Marathe enters his 10th season with the 49ers. He originally joined the franchise as special projects manager, a role in which he spent three seasons before spending a year as assistant to the general manager.
The likelihood of no salary cap in 2010 does not necessarily mean less work for Marathe and people who hold his role with other teams in the NFL. Because of the uncertainty of the league’s labor situation, clubs must spend an inordinate amount of time preparing for all the possible scenarios.
In addition to all his other roles with the organization, Marathe also assists coach Mike Singletary with rule interpretations and replay challenges from the coaches’ booth on game days.
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