2014 season more important for Harbaugh or Kaepernick?

YSTL: Successful '14 season more important to Harbaugh or Kap?

2014 season more important for Harbaugh or Kaepernick?
February 27, 2014, 1:00 pm
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I'll say Harbaugh because nothing drives him more than the mania of competition. And I think he wants to be able to present Jed York with a Super Bowl ring as an ultimatum.
Ray Ratto

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Jim Harbaugh has two years left on his original 5-year, $25 million deal, but it has become quite clear in the last week that his future with the 49ers is uncertain.

Colin Kaepernick is eligible for a massive extension this offseason, and his representation and the 49ers have reportedly opened contract negotiations.

[RELATED: Will 49ers, Kaepernick agree on extension before '14 season?]

Needless to say, the 2014 season is an important one for both Harbaugh and Kaepernick, but who needs a successful campaign more?

On Wednesday's Yahoo SportsTalk Live Blitz, Jim Kozimor asked that very question to the panel:

Haberman: "It's more important to Colin because I think ultimately Jim is going to get paid one way or the other ... He (Colin) is a quarterback and he's gonna get paid, but I think ultimately for Jim Harbaugh, we already know where this is headed, and one way or the other it's headed with him cashing a big-time paycheck. Kaepernick still has something to prove."

Ratto: "I'll say Harbaugh because nothing drives him more than the mania of competition. And I think he wants to be able to present Jed York with a Super Bowl ring as an ultimatum. I think that fascinates him more than anything else and I think he wants to be able to prove to Jed York if nobody else that he is indispensable the way he is."

Kawakami: "I think Jim Harbaugh loves this ... He's gonna flourish in this and it's all on the line for him. His career in the NFL might be decided as a great, great, great, epic coach if he can win a Super Bowl this year. Perfect for him..."

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