Mike Freeman of B/R continues to hear that NFL teams are expected to extend “mega-offers” to Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh to return to the NFL. However, Freeman says that Harbaugh isn’t going anywhere.
“Harbaugh isn’t going anywhere anytime soon,” Freeman writes. “I don’t care if he’s offered a trillion dollars, a starship and a Cuban cigar. Harbaugh. Is. Not. Leaving.”
Even so, Freeman says that it won’t stop teams from trying to lure him back to the NFL.
The available pool of head-coaching candidates could be limited in comparison to years past, so shouldn’t come as a big surprise to hear that NFL teams could target Harbaugh.
Harbaugh signed a seven-year, $35 million contract with Michigan that includes 10 percent increases after the third and fifth year of his contract and a $2 million signing bonus. He also receives incentive bonuses for Big Ten championships, bowl appearances, coaching awards and team academic performance.
During his four years with the 49ers, he led them to a record of 44-19-1 (69.5 percent), which included three playoff appearances and an NFC Championship.
We’ll have more regarding Harbaugh possibly returning to the NFL as the news is available.