Michigan football: Analyst expects Jim Harbaugh to 'entertain' NFL offers

Bruce Feldman said on a recent podcast that he expects Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh to entertain NFL offers.

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Get ready for another year of the Jim Harbaugh to NFL circus, Michigan football fans, because if Bruce Feldman is correct, it's not going away.

After all the stuff going on with the NCAA, there has been plenty of speculation about Harbaugh being interested in the NFL once again.

The Michigan football head coach did interview with the Vikings after the 2021 season and appeared ready to accept the job if offered. He also spoke with the Denver Broncos last offseason.

Michigan football is preparing for the College Football Playoff. They are ranked No. 1 and are viewed as having a legitimate shot at winning the national championship.

If the Wolverines are successful in that aim, it seems like Harbaugh would be more willing to go for the NFL and it would be hard to blame him.

Bruce Feldman has previously said he believes Harbaugh won't be back with Michigan football in 2024. He reiterated that on the Rich Eisen Podcast (via On3).

"I would think Jim Harbaugh is entertaining offers from the NFL,”. “[If Michigan wins the College Football Playoff] I think he’s done. I think he’s definitely going to the NFL. If he does [win it all], mission accomplished. ‘I have never won a Super Bowl. My brother’s won a Super Bowl. I never won. I came close.’ I mean, you think if he wins a national title, he’s staying there forever?”

The Raiders could have an opening. It's also looking like the Chargers will be moving on from their head coach too. Both of those franchises have ties to Harbaugh. Justin Herbert would be an attractive pull for Harbaugh.

Las Vegas could be too, especially if J.J. McCarthy declares for the draft. If Harbaugh was able to draft him, it might be hard to pass up on that opportunity.

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That's pretty far down the road, but it could be part of the calculus. Regardless, get ready for the rumor mill to get going because it doesn't appear Harbaugh will be signing the extension offered by Michigan footbal soon enough to quell any of these NFL rumors.