San Francisco 49ers team president Paraag Marathe is coming to an end, according to both Cam Inman and Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News and Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area.
Marathe will reportedly stay on with the 49ers as its primary cap guy and lead contract negotiator, reported Maiocco. In addition, Marathe will keep the title of team president and his present duties will not change until the Super Bowl, according to the reports.
Marathe has been the president for just under two years. Al Guido is mentioned in the Inman and Kawakami report as having taken on a larger role of late. He is the current chief operating officer of the franchise.
Fans at Niners Nation should be familiar with Marathe, as he drew plenty of praise alongside general manager Trent Baalke during Jim Harbaugh's brief time of sustained success for the 49ers.
Marathe joined the 49ers franchise in 2001, and became the team president on Jan. 21, 2014.
According to the reports, Marathe will continue to take on a significant role in other ventures the York family is engaged in, so it doesn't sound like there is a huge amount of animosity here. Personally, I'm not sure this is good or bad news. We liked a lot of the moves Marathe made before the 49ers started playing poorly, and the contract he negotiated for Colin Kaepernick is very team friendly.
Not to mention that if someone like Guido, who has taken on a larger role as the 49ers have become a worse team, is the man stepping in, then I'm not sure what this accomplishes. Whatever the case, the news that Marathe will keep being the lead contract negotiator is some good news. Kawakami reported earlier that there was chaos in the 49ers front office. Certainly seems that way.
EDIT: Some fire from Rosenberg
So to recap: 49ers fired a great coach because he fought with execs & are now firing an exec because he fought with their new, lousy coach.— Mike Rosenberg (@RosenbergMerc) December 4, 2015