Why did Jim Harbaugh not resign from his role as interim head coach?

The New England Patriots will have to decide whether to retain or fire Jim Harbaugh.

Jim Harbaugh will have a lot to decide if he wants to stay as head coach for the 2017 season.

Harbaugh, a former 49ers defensive coordinator, has already said he won’t stay as interim coach in 2017.

The Patriots could have fired Harbaugh if they choose to, but they may be forced to consider a change in leadership if they wish to retain him.

Harber will have the option to leave if they elect to do so.

The decision is expected to be made Friday morning.

Jim and I will be in New York, and I’m looking forward to joining the rest of the NFL as the NFL Commissioner.

Jim was a special assistant for Bill Belichick from 2006-10.

Harvey was the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers from 2009-12.

He has served as a consultant for NFL teams and as a scout and analyst.

The NFL will not be commenting on the situation or the hiring of a new coach.