It turns out that the Jim Harbaugh-NFL saga isn’t quite as over as we were led to believe. Denver was still in play.
At least it tried to be. According to ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter,
Broncos owner Greg Penner flew to Ann Arbor to meet with Jim Harbaugh in person about Denver’s coaching vacancy
— after Harbaugh’s public reaffirmation to the Wolverines. However, he left town knowing his franchise would have to move on.
While it is troubling that Harbaugh entertained the interview,
it’s at least a good omen that Penner left with Harbaugh no longer being a candidate.
Of course, Harbaugh wouldn’t likely fully turn down an NFL owner out of respect.
Harbaugh did interview with the Broncos brass via Zoom before committing himself to Michigan once again.
Harbaugh reportedly called Penner to let him know after that he planned to stay at Michigan.