Just four days ago, a report surfaced saying that there was at least one NFL team that was preparing to make Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh an offer he cannot refuse.
That report was pretty much brushed aside by most as a rumor since a specific team was not identified.
Well, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, there is an NFL team planning to make a run at Harbaugh and it’s the New York Jets.
From Pro Football Talk:
Per a league source, the Jets are the team that is planning to make a run at Harbaugh after the season ends.
The thinking is that the Jets plan to make Harbaugh a financial offer he can’t refuse, well in excess of the $7 million he earns at Ann Arbor.
Harbaugh is finishing his fourth season with Michigan. He left Stanford after four years, and he left the 49ers after four years.
The Jets started digging on Harbaugh roughly four weeks ago, and the plan remains to attempt to interview him, which presumes that coach Todd Bowles will be fired after the season.
It’s still unclear whether the Jets will change coaches only, or whether G.M. Mike Maccagnan also will be replaced. Harbaugh may want full control over the roster and the draft if he takes the job, and maybe the Jets will give it to him.
Every season since Harbaugh took over at Michigan, there have been reports and rumors about him leaving for the NFL and every season, those reports and rumors have been false.
When rumors came out a couple of weeks ago that the Packers and the Browns could be potential landing spots for Harbaugh, he came out and said that he had no plans to leave Michigan.
What do you think, Nation? Do you think there is any chance that Harbaugh leaves to coach the Jets?