Jim Harbaugh landing spot No. 3: Chicago Bears
The writing is on the wall for Matt Nagy in the Windy City. The Chicago Bears seem prepared to move on from the head coach following four seasons of up and down play.
Nagy was 12-4 as a rookie head coach but has never been better than 8-8 since and is 6-10 right now. What’s worse is, he seems as though he doesn’t have the right makeup to get the most out of quarterback Justin Fields.
As for Harbaugh, he has had plenty of success with young, athletic quarterbacks. During his tenure with the San Francisco 49ers, Harbaugh had Colin Kaepernick under center and he put up some impressive seasons, including the year they nearly won it all.
The fact that Fields is in Chicago is just one of three reasons such a move would make sense for Harbaugh. The second is the fact that Chicago has a very strong defense, led by Khalil Mack and Robert Quinn. It might not be a perfect unit but they have the pieces to contend if the offense could start to catch up.
As for the final reason, the NFC North is about to be wide open. Aaron Rodgers could be heading out of Green Bay soon and there are indications that Minnesota is about to undergo some big changes — as mentioned earlier. Detroit is in the North as well, but they’re Detroit.
That means Harbaugh could join a team with a strong defense, playmaking quarterback, and a division he could end up contending in for the next several years.