Jim Harbaugh goes over pass routes with former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick at halftime of the Michigan spring game April 2, 2022 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. Mich Spring

It has been an interesting couple of months for Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh.

The former NFL head coach attempted to return to the league this offseason and was a candidate for the Minnesota Vikings job, but was ultimately beat out by former Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell. Harbaugh ended up returning to Michigan on a five-year extension, putting any real possibility of an NFL return for him to bed for now.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk said Monday that, if Harbaugh were hired by the Vikings this offseason, he might have given Colin Kaepernick a position on the team, whether that be as a player or potentially as a quarterback coach. Per Florio, Harbaugh had Kaepernick on his short-list of potential QB coaches.

Kaepernick has taken the sports world by storm this NFL offseason after he announced that he would love to return to the NFL and compete for a roster spot. He has remained very active this offseason, with several high-profile workouts that have certainly gotten the attention of the NFL world.

Harbaugh’s relationship with Kaepernick seems to be very strong, with the former Niners QB getting the opportunity to throw during halftime of Michigan’s spring game back in March with NFL scouts in attendance.

It remains to be seen whether or not Kaepernick will convince any team to take a chance on him for the 2022 NFL season. If he were to return to the NFL, it would likely be in more of a mentor role. So becoming a quarterbacks coach may be a potential avenue down the road for Kaepernick if he were interested in that path.

[Audacy, NBC Sports]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.