Vic Fangio wasn't the only coach to receive a vote of confidence from the San Francisco 49ers.
According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, all of the team's assistant coaches have been granted one-year contract extensions. Maiocco notes that head coach Jim Harbaugh worked with general manager Trent Baalke to determine how best to allocate the budget the team had set aside for the assistants.
Harbaugh made a case for Fangio in a recent Sports Illustrated article, telling Michael Rosenberg that the defensive coordinator deserved a raise.
49ers management apparently listened, because they reportedly made Fangio one of the league's highest-paid defensive coordinators. Fangio's contract now runs through 2015, which is when Harbaugh's deal is set to expire.
There's been much talk about the possibility of Harbaugh receiving an extension of his own this offseason, but it doesn't sound as though he'll be upset if he doesn't receive one (the man spends a mere $8 on khaki pants, after all).
"I have never been a guy that wants to get extensions," Harbaugh told Rosenberg. "If the guy at the top is getting extensions every year or two, it sends everybody else to the water cooler. The reason is, in any kind of budget, you have so much money for coaches. At some point it comes down to a pool of money for the coaches. When I started out, I was making $5 million. You run back for an extension, it shrinks the pool."
Feature photo courtesy of Reuters/Steven Bisig