Predicting What Jim Harbaugh’s Next Job for the 2022 Football Season Will Be

| January 10, 2022 8:22 am PDT

The Michigan head coach has been rumored to be doing a couple of different things for next season. The ex-NFL head coach would be a potentially highly sought after for a couple of teams, while he is still under contract with Michigan until 2025.

You can bet on where you think Harbaugh will be next season. He is a great coach and has a great track record. NFL teams will have to talk him into leaving Michigan, where he has been since 2015.

Let’s look at the odds for Harbaugh’s future.

Odds for Harbaugh’s Coaching Future

Not Coaching+160
Michigan Coach+170
NCAA Coach of Another Team+180
NFL Head Coach+225

Harbaugh taking a year off is the most favored thing on the odds list. It wouldn’t be too big of a surprise to see any coach in his situation take some time off. Michigan did well last year, but they weren’t fully satisfied with their season.

With the world struggling to fully get through COVID-19, taking a year off from coaching would probably be a great way to get away for Harbaugh.

Although he is most favored to take a year off, the other options are not far behind at all. In fact, I would recommend not comparing odds and just taking the option you think is going to happen. The most valuable option is Harbaugh heading to the NFL, but it is not crazy high at +225.

NFL Teams That Could Use Harbaugh

Harbaugh has had some serious success at the NFL level. Most people worry about how college coaches will transition to the NFL, but Harbaugh already has shown promise.

Not only was he successful as a head coach for the 49ers from 2011 until 2014, but he also has ties to teams as a player. In his career, Harbaugh played for the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Baltimore Ravens, San Diego Chargers, Detroit Lions, and Carolina Panthers.

Harbaugh’s 44-19 record is incredible during that span in San Francisco. That will likely be his biggest selling point to NFL teams, because they love proven success.

Harbaugh has a lot of solid options to choose from. Here are a couple of intriguing options for any head coach, including Harbaugh.

Chicago Bears

The Bears are one of the teams Harbaugh has previous ties to. The Bears drafted him in the first round of the 1987 NFL Draft (26th overall). He might want to come back there and take advantage of their potential.

Justin Fields is going to be a huge piece for the Bears moving forward. They have a potential superstar at quarterback and coaches know how valuable that is.

Harbaugh’s quarterback during the season they went to the Super Bowl was Colin Kaepernick. Now Kaepernick was also a very mobile quarterback with a huge arm, which is similar to how Fields can play.

The Bears already have solid defensive pieces, but they would need offensive improvement and a great head coach to be a contender. Harbaugh can get them going in the right direction.

Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders are another team Harbaugh can go to. He has reportedly been drawing some interest in the Raiders’ eyes. The Raiders had to let go of Jon Gruden after his emails were leaked, leaving Rich Bisaccia to take over.

Bisaccia may be a candidate to return as a full-time head coach after he finished the season strong for the Raiders. They were able to finish with a winning record this season despite all their off the field struggles.

Denver Broncos

The Broncos broke the news about firing Vic Fangio after their loss to the Chiefs on Saturday. They will be looking for a replacement and Harbaugh can be that guy. Denver could be just a quarterback away from being a very solid team.

Bringing in Harbaugh could be a selling point to a veteran quarterback like Aaron Rodgers. If Rodgers wants to leave Green Bay, Denver could be looking like a serious target.

Denver has solid pieces everywhere. They have a tough defense with promising players sprinkled throughout their roster. Rodgers may be intrigued even more by their young talented offensive players.

This is a bit of a longer shot, but Harbaugh could be a serious candidate for the Broncos.

Head over to the best NFL betting sites to place your bets. Harbaugh’s next coaching spot will be a huge factor in NFL betting. He could make some win totals bets, division winner bets, and potential dark horse Super Bowl bets look promising.

Anthony Haage

Anthony is a sports writer for covering the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and more. He also covers other various topics such as entertainment, general sports betting tips, and more.

His favorite teams are the Chicago Bears, Bulls, Cubs, and Blackhawks. He also will be a temporary fan of any team if it means winning him bets.

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