First, there were rumblings before the National Championship Game that Harbaugh was preparing to parlay his historic season at Michigan into a return to the NFL. There were initial rumblings that Brian Flores had been fired in Miami to make way for Harbaugh. After a lull in the rumor mill, it appeared the Las Vegas Raiders were would be the team that Harbaugh would leave Michigan for, which came around the same time as rumors that Harbaugh would need a ‘Godfather offer’ to leave Ann Arbor. Take the Vikings gig as Harbaugh’s connection with new Minnesota Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah has been mentioned as a reason why he could have had that job, but Harbaugh prefers Miami.
Jim Harbaugh rumors: Michigan head coach could leave for Miami Dolphins
Harbaugh has had reported interest upon an NFL return in the past.