Good Morning, Broncos fans! So, will Jim Harbaugh be coaching the Raiders next season? Speculation continues to point that way, but Mark Davis is going to have to write a big check to get it done.
According to multiple reports, Harbaugh has already drawn a massive contract offer from his alma mater, Michigan. It's reportedly worth $49M over six years ($8.17M per). Such a figure, if real, would give Harbaugh a 63.4% raise over his Niners salary and make him the highest paid head coach in either college or the NFL.
It's also 57% more than the Wolverines reportedly offered him in 2011.
But reports continually suggest that Harbaugh wants to stay in the NFL, and in California. All signs point to Oakland, meaning news of Michigan's offer is all about leerage and getting Harbaugh a better deal from the Raiders.
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