Jim Harbaugh contract: behind the scenes details of his reported $125 million contract with Michigan

The Los Angeles Chargers are having a season to forget at the moment. 4th in the NFC West standings, their chances at qualifying for the playoffs this season have all but faded away. With the front office now looking forward to a change in coaching at the end of the regular season, it’s time to look for viable candidates on the market.

However, one man who might not show up on that list is Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh. Vouched for by some of the best in the business, Jim Harbaugh has been looked at by plenty of NFL outfits over the years. But it looks like he might not be moving to the NFL anytime soon.

Jim Harbaugh reportedly offered $125 million contract by Michigan

The University of Michigan is reportedly making a concerted effort to retain head coach Jim Harbaugh’s employment. According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Michigan offered Harbaugh a massive 10-year, $125 million extension, with the goal of making him the highest-paid coach in college football.

However, there is an interesting twist: The deal includes a condition where Harbaugh does not make consideration or doesn’t accept an NFL coaching position for the 2024 season. While negotiations are ongoing, Harbaugh has not signed the proposed extension.

This development is raising eyebrows as the university appears to be seeking assurances that Harbaugh will not immediately leave for the NFL after signing the contract. The timing of this transaction, given that the deal will be finalized in the coming days as the calendar turns to 2024, adds a unique dimension. Michigan seems eager to secure Harbaugh’s commitment, especially as it is now the No. 1 program in college football and poised to win a possible national title.

Jim Harbaugh coaching record

Jim Harbaugh’s coaching career soared to NFL prominence in 2011 when he led the San Francisco 49ers to great success after impressive coaching careers at San Diego and Stanford. Harbaugh has an admirable record of 49 wins, 22 losses, and 1 tie in his NFL career.

Transitioning to the college level, Harbaugh took on the daunting task of rebuilding Michigan’s football program after his time in San Francisco. Under his leadership, Michigan improved once again, contributing to its impressive college head coaching record of 142 wins and 52 losses. Harbaugh’s coaching journey demonstrates his ability to make a significant impact at both the professional and college football levels.

What are your thoughts on the Los Angeles Chargers trying to sign Harbaugh for the upcoming season? Let us know down in the comments below.

Debdutta Sinha

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