The Jets reportedly plan to pursue Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh at the end of the season, according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio.
Though Harbaugh said earlier this month he was staying at Michigan and had "big plans" with the Wolverines, the Jets, according to Florio, would likely offer Harbaugh a contract that would be worth more than the $7 million he earns annually at Michigan.
The Jets, according to Florio, began doing their due diligence on Harbaugh approximately four weeks ago and hope to interview him, assuming they fire Todd Bowles at the end of the season.
Harbaugh, 55, went 29-21 in four years at Stanford before moving to the NFL, where he went 44-19-1 with the 49ers. After he was fired in 2014, he went to Ann Arbour, where he has coached Michigan to a 38-13 record in four seasons heading into the the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
The Jets will presumably fire Bowles after this season, his fourth with New York. Since winning 10 of his first 15 games as Jets head coach, Bowles has gone 14-33. The Jets are 4-11 this season heading into the final week of the season.
While Harbaugh could be one of the coaches the Jets target, they could also look toward former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, former Vikings offensive coordinator John DiFilippo and several others.