NFL Rumors: Vikings to Interview Jim Harbaugh for HC


After securing their new General Manager earlier this week in Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, the Vikings are now reportedly set to interview another prominent former 49'er

According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, the Minnesota Vikings will interview Jim Harbaugh for their vacant Head Coach position. After firing Mike Zimmer earlier this month, the Vikings have been actively conducting interviews for the role but now having secured their General Manager it seems actionable steps are finally being taking to secure a serious candidate at Head Coach as well.

Over the last few weeks, Florio had previously reported that there was serious interest from Harbaugh in making a return to the NFL and that he was "watching and waiting" to see whether interest along with an offer would arise from a team that he deemed to have a "reasonable" ownership and general manager situation. Apparently, the Vikings fit that bill and the league office is simply awaiting the formal paperwork that must be filed and submitted for all head-coaching interviews.     

Harbaugh previously served as the Head Coach for the 49ers' from 2011 until 2014 where he complied an impressive record of 44-19-1. During his tenure, he led San Fransisco to 3 straight playoff appearances including a trip to the Super Bowl so it is easy to understand why a franchise would be interested. Since taking over Michigan's program in 2015, Harbaugh has continued to be considerably successful, posting a record of 66-24.

The extent of the relationship shared between the Vikings' new General Manager, Kwesi Adofo Mensah and Harbaugh from their time in San Fransisco is unknown at this point but one clearly does exist; at least in some capacity otherwise this connection probably wouldn't have been made. 

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