Before his face-to-face interview on Wednesday, a report revealed on Tuesday that the Minnesota Vikings are expected to make Jim Harbaugh their next head coach.
When the Minnesota Vikings meet with Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh on Wednesday, it’s reportedly expected to result in him becoming the franchise’s new head coach according to on3.com’s Chris Balas on Tuesday.
According to Balas, Wednesday’s interview with the Vikings is more of just a “formality,” and that Harbaugh is heading to Minnesota to “sign a deal,” to become the purple and gold’s new head coach.
If everything goes as expected, it appears as though Harbaugh is on his way to becoming the 10th head coach in the history of the Vikings.
Will Jim Harbaugh lead the Minnesota Vikings to the top of the NFL?
Based on Harbaugh‘s past success in the NFL as a head coach when he was with the San Francisco 49ers, expectations for Minnesota in the 2022 season likely aren’t going to be very low.
Harbaugh took over a 49ers team that finished with a 6-10 record in 2010 and led them to a 13-3 record in 2011. At this point, there’s no reason to believe he can’t make a similar impact for the Vikings in his first season with the team.
First things first, Minnesota and Harbaugh will have to figure out what their plans are for their first season together.
Will the Vikings attempt to keep the majority of the core players on their roster like Danielle Hunter, Harrison Smith, and Kirk Cousins in 2022 to try and compete for a championship immediately, or will the team unload a bunch of high-priced contracts to be better prepared for potential success in 2023 instead?
Whatever Minnesota ends up deciding, they will at least have someone leading their team in Harbaugh that is capable of taking the franchise to the very top of the league whenever they’re ready to contend.