Not everyone can turn down lucrative offers when it comes to keeping promises, especially in a league like the NFL, where offers are high above the million range. Coaches in the NFL try to guide players to bring out the best versions of themselves and get heavily rewarded for it. Who wouldn’t want to join such a prestigious league? Well… there is a certain Jim Harbaugh.
Two weeks earlier, Harbaugh stated that he would not join any franchises in the NFL and would continue his duty as the head coach of the University of Michigan.
Harbaugh reportedly called Michigan president Santa Ono and shared with him “the excellent news that he is going to remain as Head Coach of the Michigan Wolverines,” according to a tweet from Ono.
Jim Harbaugh also tweeted the confirmation stating, “I love the relationships that I have at Michigan — coaches, staff, families, administration, President Santa Ono and especially the players and their families. My heart is at the University of Michigan. I once heard a wise man say, ‘Don’t try to out-happy happy.’ Go Blue!”
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- Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh hints to stay in his current position addressing to rumors about move to the NFL.
Why is Jim Harbaugh so hyped in the NFL universe?
The NFL universe knows Jim Harbaugh for his experience and his success as a head coach both in the NFL and College Football. From 2011 to 2014, he led the 49ers as their head coach, during which time they made three trips to the NFC Championship Game and lost Super Bowl XLVII to his brother Jim’s Baltimore Ravens squad.
With a victory percentage of .695, Harbaugh trails only one other active coach -Green Bay’s Matt LaFleur, at .712 and four coaches who are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame -Guy Chamberlin, John Madden, Vince Lombardi, and George Allen.
Since joining the Michigan program in 2015, Harbaugh has amassed a 74-25 record and taken the Wolverines into the postseason of college football for the first time since 2006. To ensure his continued success, the team extended his contract by four more years, through the 2025 season, in January of 2021.
Being a man of his word Jim is not looking to move to the NFL even though many teams including the Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers, and Minnesota Vikings have shown their interest in the coach since last year.
For the second consecutive year, Harbaugh has not agreed to any NFL contract and will likely maintain his contract for another two years.