Originally posted by NinerBuff:I agree, Aldon is too valuable. And we won't be drafting high enough to get another elite pass rusher any time soon... I think S. Johnson provides immediate insurance, then we need Patton and Ellington to step up on 2015 and beyond.
With Kaep signed, and Staley on a long-term te-friendly deal, our next priority is Aldon... And Harbaugh shouldn't be included as his salary doesn't count towards the cap. There's no way we don't pay him...
Aldon will play this year and next year for the 49ers.
My guess is that he will be extended after this season is over, if he stays out of trouble.
We do not know much of anything about the contract discussions between Harbaugh and the team.
And as mentioned, Harbaugh's salary has no impact on the cap.
But, like Aldon, Harbaugh has a contract that is valid for this coming year and the year after.
Harbaugh can be signed at any time before the end of the 2015 season.
Generally, the front office has a pretty good idea of what it is doing.
I am not worried.