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We heard last week that one unknown team was planning to make a run at Jim Harbaugh at the end of the season. Well, Mike Florio of reports that the mystery team is the New York Jets.

The organization is planning to offer the Michigan head coach a lucrative contract. As Florio points out, that offer would be in excess of the $7 million salary that Harbaugh is currently earning at Michigan. The organization started planning their pursuit a month ago, and the front office is hoping they’ll be able to land an interview. For what it’s worth, Harbaugh previously said that he doesn’t have any plans to leave his current gig at Michigan.

“I’m not going anywhere. I’m staying at Michigan,” Harbaugh said earlier this month. “We have big plans here, and there’s a lot we want to accomplish.”

Harbaugh had a memorable four-year run with the 49ers, where he compiled a 44-19-1 record. San Francisco made the playoffs three times during his tenure, and they won the NFC in 2012. The 55-year-old was hired by Michigan in 2015, and he’s proceeded to lead his team to a 38-13 record over the past four years. The head coach has continued to reiterate that he has no intention to leave Ann Arbor.

While the Jets are expected to move on from head coach Todd Bowles, it’s uncertain if they’re going to retain general manager Mike Maccagnan. While Maccagnan might be the one campaigning for a Harbaugh hire, Florio points out that the coach might want full roster control if he were to take the Jets gig.

This article first appeared on Pro Football Rumors and was syndicated with permission.


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