The team interested in hiring head coach Jim Harbaugh away from the University of Michigan has been identified.
Harbaugh has said that he’ll be staying in Ann Arbor, but at least one NFL team is reportedly interested in attempting to hire him away.
That team has since been identified.
Pro Football Talk is reporting that the New York Jets are planning on making a run at Harbaugh.
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.
The Jets are expected to make a head coaching move and hiring Harbaugh would be quite a splash in New York.