Report: Jets planning to make a run at Jim Harbaugh for head coach
University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has said that he wants to stay with the Wolverines, but don’t tell that to the New York Jets.
According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, the Jets are planning to make a run at Harbaugh for their head-coaching job this offseason. Harbaugh is making $7 million a year at Michigan, and New York may exceed that in order to lure him.
Harbaugh is finishing up his fourth year at Michigan.
The 55-year-old has NFL experience, as he spent four years with the San Francisco 49ers before jumping back into the college ranks in 2015.
During his tenure with the 49ers, Harbaugh went 44-19-1 and led the team to a Super Bowl appearance during the 2012-13 campaign. He also brought them to the NFC Championship Game on two other occasions, falling to the New York Giants in 2011-12 and then losing to the Seattle Seahawks in 2013-14.
The 49ers and Harbaugh parted ways following an 8-8 season in 2014, marking the only time Harbaugh did not make the playoffs as San Francisco’s head coach.
Since then, he has gone 38-13 as the head coach of the Wolverines.
Harbaugh’s first coaching experience came at Stanford, where he presided as head coach from 2007 through 2010, going 29-21 and coaching Andrew Luck for a couple of seasons.
Todd Bowles is currently at the reins for the Jets, but it doesn’t seem like he will be head coach for much longer, as New York is just 4-11 and has not made the playoffs during Bowles’ four-year tenure at the helm.