Vikings Rumors: Minnesota in the running to hire Jim Harbaugh

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Jim Harbaugh
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Jim Harbaugh /

Monday’s version of Minnesota Vikings rumors included a former Detroit sportswriter putting the team in the hunt for Jim Harbaugh as their next head coach.

It’s only the beginning of the week, but things are already getting a little wild in the world of Minnesota Vikings rumors, and this time, it’s something that involves the franchise being interested in Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh becoming their next head coach.

Just take a look at this tweet from Monday that was posted by John U. Bacon, formerly of The Detroit News.

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Harbaugh has been occupying the NFL rumor mill for the last few weeks, but he had not been associated with the Vikings‘ current opening until Bacon’s tweet on Monday.

Some believe the current Michigan head coach would leave the school to return to a coaching job in the NFL if the right opportunity presented itself this year. The Las Vegas Raiders are the team that continues to be mentioned whenever there is a discussion about Harbaugh returning to the pros.

Hiring Harbaugh would be a great decision for Minnesota, as he experienced a ton of success during his last NFL head-coaching gig when he was with the San Francisco 49ers. In four seasons with him leading the charge, the 49ers won 69.5 percent of their games, earned three trips to the NFC Championship, and played in one Super Bowl.

Now, an entire roll of caution tape is probably necessary when it comes to this rumor from Bacon. Currently, it is just a rumor that is continuing the speculation that Harbaugh is interested in returning to coaching in the NFL.

If legitimate reports with actual sources begin to roll out that connect Harbaugh and the Vikings, then it might be time for Minnesota fans to get themselves fitted for a pair of khakis.

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Until then, the rational thing to do is just to treat this is as just another crazy rumor during the NFL offseason. Vikings fans can be rational, right?