Still in search of a new head coach, the Minnesota Vikings will reportedly interview current Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh for the job.
What once seemed like a pipe dream for some Minnesota Vikings fans appears to be closer to becoming a reality as the team will reportedly interview Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh for their current head coach opening according to ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio on Saturday.
According to Florio, the league office “is aware of the interview and is awaiting the formal paperwork that must be filed for all head-coaching interviews.”
So it sounds like this is really happening. The Vikings are at least going to make an attempt to hire Harbaugh as their next head coach.
Will the Minnesota Vikings convince Jim Harbaugh to leave Michigan and become their new head coach?
On Friday, we shared the rumor about there being “some communication” between Minnesota and Harbaugh about returning to the NFL. Well, there’s about to be a lot more communication between the Vikings and the current Michigan head coach.
With his impressive amount of success during his first stint as an NFL head coach with the San Francisco 49ers (69.5 winning percentage), one has to believe that Harbaugh should be considered the favorite for Minnesota’s head coaching vacancy now.
A partnership between the Vikings and Harbaugh will likely be determined by how much money he is looking to make and how much control over the roster decisions he is looking to have.
New Minnesota general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, and former co-worker of Harbaugh’s, said during his introductory press conference on Thursday that he didn’t have a problem bringing in a head coach that wanted to have a big influence on roster decisions. So that certainly leaves the door open for someone with experience like Harbaugh to come in and take the job.
During his first season with the 49ers back in 2011, Harbaugh led the team to a 13-3 record a year after they finished 6-10 during the 2010 campaign. If he becomes the next head coach of the Vikings, their expectations for 2022 are likely going to skyrocket.