2. Jim Harbaugh
Despite the 49ers being 3-2 and in the thick of the NFC West race, Harbaugh’s job is reportedly very much in jeopardy. The rift between Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers front office reportedly goes back as far as the team’s pursuit of Peyton Manning as a free agent and include the trade of Alex Smith to the Chiefs. FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer suggests even if the 49ers win the Super Bowl, Harbaugh won’t be back on the sidelines in 2015.
Any team in need of a head coach would gladly welcome Harbaugh. I imagine the University of Michigan, Oakland Raiders and perhaps the Jaguars, Jets, Dolphins, Rams and whichever other teams have vacancies this offseason will be blowing up Harbaugh’s phone this summer.
More details will continue to surface about the relationship between Harbaugh and owner Jed York, but I’m sure a resolution will come to fruition. That means one of the best head coaches in the NFL over the past five years may be on the verge of resurrecting a new franchise.