NY Jets quickly address Jim Harbaugh rumors
The New York Jets were quick to respond to a report on Monday that said the team was interested in pursuing Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh.
Monday, shortly after the report from Pro Football Talk was released, Christopher Johnson, the Chairman and CEO of the Jets issued a statement through the team’s official Twitter account. He denied there was any truth to the rumor.
“Todd Bowles is our head coach,” the tweet said. “There is no truth to the report of our interest in Jim Harbaugh.”
Statement from Christopher Johnson, Chairman and CEO:
“Todd Bowles is our Head Coach. There is no truth to the report of our interest in Jim Harbaugh."
— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 24, 2018
Harbaugh has repeatedly denied any interest in leaving Michigan for the NFL. Earlier this month, he told ESPN that he was “staying at Michigan.”
According to the report from Pro Football Talk, the Jets had plans to lure Harbaugh away from Ann Arbor with a massive offer. Though there were no specific details, the report stated that New York would likely offer Harbaugh a salary north of the $7 million he’s making with Michigan.
It’d be hard to blame the Jets for trying to get a conversation with Harbaugh. New York is currently 4-11 on the year and Bowles is 24-39 in four years. Given Harbaugh’s success with the 49ers and at Michigan, he’d seem to be a solid hire.
But the Jets are denying any interest in Harbaugh. And Harbaugh has already denied any plans to leave Ann Arbor.
Yet another rumor regarding the Michigan head coach has been squashed before it had time to pick up any steam.