San Francisco 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh Issues Witty Response to President Obama

NEW ORLEANS, LA – JANUARY 28: San Francisco 49ers head coach, Jim Harbaugh, speaks with the media during a media availability session for Super Bowl XLVII at the New Orleans Marriot on January 28, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Credit: Getty Images

In a recent interview with The New Republic, President Barack Obama told one of his former staffers that he wasn’t sure whether he would let his fictional son play football due to his safety concerns.

When asked by a reporter about the remarks on Monday, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh issued a witty response to the president, saying if Obama feels that way, “then there will be a little less competition” for his own son.

“If President Obama feels that way, then there will be a little less competition for Jack Harbaugh when he gets older,” Harbaugh said, prompting laughter. ”That’s the first thing that jumps into my mind, if other parents are thinking that way.”

A reporter later asked Harbaugh jokingly what his 4-month-old son’s 40 time was.

“We don’t have a time on him yet, but his wingspan is a plus one,” he said. “As soon as he grows into that head he’s going to be something. It’s early, but expectations are high for young Jack.”

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