The Jets are calling fake news on the reports of pursuing Jim Harbaugh as their next head coach.
Jets CEO and Chairman Christopher Johnson issued a statement on Monday that denied the team was in pursuit of the University of Michigan head coach to replace Todd Bowles next season, as ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio reported on Sunday.
"Todd Bowles is our Head Coach. There is no truth to the report of our interest in Jim Harbaugh," Johnson said in a statement.
ProFootballTalk responded on Twitter that they stand by their reporting, which said that the Jets have been investigating Harbaugh for a month and were likely to offer him a contract that would be worth more than the $7 million annually he receives at Michigan.
Bowles, who is expected to be fired after the season, told reporters on Monday that he had no reaction to the report.
Harbaugh, 55, went 44-19-1 as head coach of the 49ers, which included a Super Bowl appearance and reaching the NFC championship game twice, before he was fired in 2014.