Citing a well-placed source, CSN Bay Area has reported that Baalke will get the promotion. The report came after former Raiders personnel executive Michael Lombardi, who interviewed with 49ers president and CEO Jed York on Tuesday, said on NFL Network that he didn’t consider himself a candidate and thought Baalke would get the job within 48 hours.
After a blizzard of reports, tweets and one more interview, it appears 49ers vice president of player personnel Trent Baalke remains the leading candidate to become the team’s new general manager.
The NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora said, via Twitter on Tuesday, that “(he’d) be surprised if Trent Baalke doesn’t end up getting that position.” LaCanfora has broken several 49ers stories this season.
After the latest sloppy loss in a 5-10 season that began with division-title hopes, 49ers coach Mike Singletary was fired Sunday night shortly after the team’s flight returned home from a 25-17 defeat to the Rams.
Team president and CEO Jed York met briefly with a group of reporters today in a near-empty locker room after the 49ers’ 25-17 loss to St. Louis, which dropped them to 5-10 and eliminated them from the playoffs. The give-and-take lasted less than four minutes, but York said a mouthful. York said the Niners would hire a general manager in the offseason and he and the new GM would collaborate…