You can add ESPN’s Greg McElroy to the growing list of pundits who think Jim Harbaugh could be trading in Maize and Blue for Gang Green.
Harbaugh’s Michigan team is 1-2, and the whispers that his time in Ann Arbor is coming to an end are growing louder. Naturally, some people think the NFL is a logical landing spot considering Harbaugh’s background with the San Francisco 49ers.
On Get Up! this morning, McElroy and his fellow panelists were discussing potential hires for the 0-9 Jets when he threw out Harbaugh’s name.
“Don’t sleep on the possibility of Jim Harbaugh maybe returning to the NFL from Michigan as a guy who could potentially take over that organization that has fallen on hard times,” McElroy said. “We know [Jets owner] Woody Johnson likes to make a splash.”
It should be noted that McElroy’s colleague Marcus Spears said “the ship has sailed” for Harbaugh going back to the pro game. Time will tell if either man is right.
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) November 10, 2020
Coming off of back-to-back losses to Michigan State and Indiana, Michigan will host 13th-ranked Wisconsin on Saturday night. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
If Jim Harbaugh’s team falls to 1-3, you can bet the NFL rumors will become even more intense.