Does Carroll deal impact Harbaugh, 49ers?


How does Pete Carroll’s extension in Seattle affect Jim Harbaugh's status with the San Francisco 49ers?

Not much.

Carroll was going into his final season and has won a Super Bowl. Giving him an extension was a non-brainer for Seattle ownership. Harbaugh has two seasons left on his deal and has not won a Super Bowl, so it’s a bit more complicated.

It has been well documented that the 49ers want to give Harbaugh a contract and will continue to work toward one. Perhaps Carroll’s deal ignites talks, but there is no other noticeable impact.

In other 49ers’ notes:

The National Football Post reports the 49ers are bringing in Georgia State receiver Albert Wilson for a pre-draft visit. He is a productive, small-school player who could be a mid-to-low round pick.

According to fivethirtyeight.com, the 49ers rank near the top of the NFL in fan interest.

Here’s an NFL Nation look at where running back Chris Johnson could land. I’d be surprised if the 49ers were players.