NFL Rumors: Jim Harbaugh seeks reunion with former coaching staff at Chargers

Jim Harbaugh didn’t get to see any Super Bowl titles during his stint with the San Francisco 49ers. However, his winning streak with the team was laudable. The coach followed his track record of success with the Michigan Wolverines as well after transitioning to college football.

Following much speculation, Harbaugh is back in the NFL as the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. He is also set to reunite with longtime offensive coordinator Greg Roman on the Chargers squad. A deal is reportedly on the way to enroll Roman in the LA squad.

Jim Harbaugh interested in bringing in Greg Roman

The Chargers are expected to sign offensive mind Greg Roman for a prominent spot on the front office staff of Jim Harbaugh, as he’s heading there tomorrow, via Bleacher Report. According to an NFL Media report on Sunday, the two parties are in the process of finalizing the details of Roman’s hiring, with the expectation that he will travel to Los Angeles on Monday.

Roman has an impressive NFL coaching career, with experience in multiple roles for teams such as the Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens, 49ers, and Buffalo Bills since 1995. He recently worked with the Ravens. Although there is some uncertainty about the coach’s role with the Chargers, his arrival is expected to greatly strengthen the team’s offense.

The O-line coach’s reputation precedes him as a mastermind behind run-pass options and power run schemes. Such attributes could prove instrumental in revitalizing the Chargers’ offense, which faltered to a 5-12 record in the previous season under recently fired HC Brandon Staley.

Greg Roman’s impressive track record is evident, particularly with his instrumental role in guiding Lamar Jackson to an MVP title during their successful tenure with the Ravens. With Justin Herbert’s talent at quarterback, Harbaugh believes that Roman’s expertise will greatly contribute to a successful transition period.

Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman working relationship

Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman have a working relationship that has spanned multiple stops in the football world. Roman first teamed up with Harbaugh during their time at Stanford University from 2009 to 2010. As the associate HC under Harbaugh’s leadership, Roman helped mold the team’s offense into a formidable force.

Their partnership continued as they transitioned to the NFL, with Harbaugh taking the helm of the 49ers in 2011. He brought Roman along as the offensive coordinator. This union reached its pinnacle during the 2012 season, when the franchise reached the Super Bowl. However, they fell short of the Baltimore Ravens in the campaign.

Roman also had a coaching career with Jim’s brother, John Harbaugh. He became a part of John’s staff with the Ravens, and in 2019, he was officially appointed as the offensive coordinator. John and Roman were instrumental in shaping the Ravens’ dynamic offense.


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