For the majority of the season, there have been rumors that Jim Harbaugh, the head coach of Michigan and a former Stanford graduate, is headed to the NFL.
Paul Finebaum of ESPN even stated that he would practically immediately depart for the NFL following the national championship game. Many people would find it logical if it did occur. After winning the championship, Michigan has been dealing with a number of scandals that Harbaugh may not want to deal with any more because he was suspended twice. Having gone so close to winning a Super Bowl with the San Francisco 49ers, he might also want another chance at the NFL. Not to mention that the Wolverines are losing a lot of important players, such as JJ McCarthy, the quarterback.
Though there have been rumors of Harbaugh joining the NFL for a few years, NFL insider Dan Wetzel stated on The Dan Patrick Show that this hiring cycle might be his best opportunity to secure a high-profile NFL position.
Wetzel remarked, “You know, he’s 40-3 in the last three years and won a national title.” “Jim Harbaugh enjoys a great deal of support from the school as well as from supporters and fans. I concur with you, but they want to hold onto him. There’s only so much you could do, in my opinion. Go to the Chargers if you’d like to visit them.
After talking about the caliber of available positions, Wetzel hinted that there might be more coming soon because illustrious teams like the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys might be looking to move on.
According to Wetzel, “This isn’t like, do you want to go to Carolina and lose and get fired in two years?” “These are authentic prospects. It seems unlikely that Jim Harbaugh will be hired by the NFL if he is unable to secure a position there this year. We’ll pay you if you’re from Michigan, so sort of like, look okay. We’ll give it to you. We’ll keep you safe.
Wetzel acknowledged that Michigan wouldn’t let him go without a fight, but it’s obvious that Harbauh has his sights set on the NFL. According to reports, he has already attended interviews with the Los Angeles Chargers and the Atlanta Falcons.
Although Michigan supporters are optimistic, Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports has already named the top contenders to succeed Harbaugh in the event that he leaves the team. Even though Harbaugh did not win a championship at Stanford, Cardinal supporters understand the trauma of losing the head coach at what appears to be the pinnacle of the team.