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49ers CEO Jed York supports Jim Harbaugh's quarterback decision

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Jed York supports Jim Harbaugh's decision with the quarterback position, whichever way the coach decides to go.


Jim Harbaugh has made a decision, and he'll be sticking with Colin Kaepernick as the starting quarterback. The San Francisco 49ers will continue their quest to win the NFC West (which they currently lead) and make an attempt at the Super Bowl, with what is essentially a rookie quarterback at the helm.

If you expected vocal team president and CEO Jed York to disagree with Harbaugh's decision, you'll be disappointed. As noted by Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area, York talked about the quarterback controversy while attending a ceremony as the 49ers' new Santa Clara stadium reached a significant milestone.

"Coach Harbaugh is going to make the decisions on the field," said York. "And if you want your owner and CEO to make your calls on the field, then you're probably cheering for the wrong team." York then reiterated that he trusts Harbaugh to make the decisions the team needs to make to ensure victory.

York also said he's excited with where the 49ers are right now, and that he's glad to have a guy like Harbaugh to "make tough decisions for me." Harbaugh was York and general manager Trent Baalke's big hire going into the 2011 season, so the vocal support is not surprising in the least.