Having played since the days of leather helmets, Frank Gore has connections all over football. And as such, he thinks that Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh would be a great fit in the NFL.

The New York Jets running back said so during his media availability this week, almost lobbying in saying that Harbaugh could be a good candidate for the team Gore played for this past season.

The Jets fired head coach Adam Gase on Sunday following a 2-14 season. Gore gave quite the endorsement of Harbaugh as someone who can right the Jets, who haven’t made the playoffs since 2010.

Harbaugh has been linked to NFL jobs over the past couple of months and reportedly has put an extension on hold with Michigan to pursue the NFL.

The rumors came with a bit of an original eyeroll. Michigan had a poor season by every standard in 2020, going a lackluster 2-4. But there is no denying that Harbaugh has had success in the NFL and it might there where his resume might resonate.

In six years at Michigan, Harbaugh is 49-22 and 1-4 in bowl appearances. In four seasons in the NFL as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, he was 44-19-1. His team made the playoffs in three seasons including a Super Bowl appearance in 2012.

The 37-year old Gore, one of the most accomplished running backs in the history of the NFL, played for Harbaugh all four of the seasons that the now Michigan head coach spent in the NFL with the 49ers. This was Gore’s first season with the Jets, one of five teams he’s played for in the NFL.