Michigan Jim Harbaugh Syndication: Detroit Free Press

Over the past few weeks, there has been a lot of speculation that Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh could look to leave Michigan following this season and take an NFL coaching position. But it sounds like there is one NFL team that will definitely not be hiring Harbaugh this offseason.

During a recent appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, NFL insider Jordan Schultz of Bleacher Report said that he would not be surprised if Jim Harbaugh ultimately left Michigan for an NFL job, but he does not expect that it will be with the Chicago Bears due to a bad relationship with Chicago Bears team president Kevin Warren.

“The reason I’ll say that [Harbaugh to] the Bears won’t happen definitively is because when Harbaugh was at Michigan, Kevin Warren was the Big Ten commissioner. They don’t like each other,” Schultz told Cowherd. “In fact, you could say they despise one another based on the comments in the media. So Kevin Warren – who is the president of the Bears – is not going to bring in Jim Harbaugh.”


But that doesn’t mean that Schultz is ruling out the possibility of Harbaugh going to the NFL entirely. In fact, he thinks there’s a good chance that Harbaugh does decide to accept an NFL job after everything he’s already accomplished at Michigan and the fact that he could be facing suspension from the NCAA as a result of an alleged sign-stealing scheme as well as potential recruiting violations. But it just won’t be with the Bears.

“It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Jim Harbaugh was back in the NFL because there’s going to be interest,” Schultz said. “It will not be with the Chicago Bears.”

This is obviously some pretty significant news, and the NFL world had a lot to say about it.

We’ll have to see what Harbaugh ultimately decides to do next season.

[Jordan Schultz]