The Denver Broncos plan to interview University of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh for their head coaching job early this week, NFL Network Insiders Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport report.
Harbaugh, 59, has been weighing his NFL options in recent weeks and now is set to interview virtually with Denver in the coming days, along with several other candidates.
After the Broncos fired Nathaniel Hackett with two games left in his first season on Dec. 26, the expectation has been that Denver’s new regime would swing big, and Harbaugh certainly fits the bill. He was 44-19-1 as the 49ers’ head coach from 2011-14, leading San Francisco to the NFC Championship Game three times and to an appearance in Super Bowl XLVII before leaving to return to his alma mater.
The #Broncos plan to interview Jim Harbaugh for their head coaching job early this week, per sources.
Denver’s new owners want to swing big, and landing Harbaugh – the former #49ers and current University of Michigan coach – would be about as big as it gets. pic.twitter.com/noAn5wr41T
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 8, 2023
#Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is set to interview with the #Broncos this week, as he continues to flirt with a return to the NFL. But Michigan has the chance to make this all go away.
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— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 8, 2023