Jason Cole of the National Football Post expects the Miami Dolphins to pursue 49ers HC Jim Harbaugh next year, “barring a Super Bowl win by the 49ers.”
- Cole added that the Dolphins rumored interest in Harbaugh “only got stronger this weekend.“
Sunday night, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports wrote that he wouldn’t rule out an attempt by Dolphins owner Stephen Ross to acquire Harbaugh at some point.
“If other teams sense a vulnerability there, they will continue to explore, and it’s hard to imagine Harbaugh coaching out a lame-duck year there in 2015 if he hasn’t received an extension by then,” La Canfora writes.
Ross made a very serious attempt to hire Harbaugh a few years ago and I don’t think it would shock anyone to see Miami part ways with current HC Joe Philbin after the season.
While I’m sure the Dolphins have interest in Harbaugh, all indications coming out of San Francisco continue to be that a contract extension for Harbaugh remains one of their top priorities this offseason.
If the 49ers want to put the building speculation to rest, it would make sense to get something worked out sooner rather than later. However, team owner Jed York recently mentioned that they could wait until after the draft to get something worked out.
We’ll have more as the news is available.