During one of the slowest head coaching searches in NFL history, the Denver Broncos have continued their search for their next leader.

Entering the offseason, the Broncos had two top candidates on their wish list, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and former New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton.

According to Brock Huard of Fox Sports on January 24, Harbaugh was Denver’s top choice, but he backed out.

“Harbaugh was their guy. This is not from the team side of it, on pretty good account that this job was his if he really wanted it and he deliberated it,” Huard said. “Ultimately, just picked the kids and the student athletes, the young men there that all came to the school for him over this job in Denver which was a surprise to me.”

A source has also told me that Denver was all-in on Harbaugh as their top choice as well.

Ian Rapoport also reported that there was interest between Harbaugh and the Broncos.

The @NFLGameDay Notebook with @MikeGarafolo & @TomPelissero: Playing #Chargers WR Mike Williams and others was an organizational decision; #Rams coach Sean McVay is back and could add Mike LaFleur; A big week for Sean Payton; Jim Harbaugh is a strong candidate for the #Broncos. pic.twitter.com/1AYji6SyYo

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 14, 2023

Harbaugh is the Perfect Fit for Denver, Colin Cowherd Says

Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd said he thought that Harbaugh was a better match in Denver than Payton, posting on Twitter that his “style is the perfect fit” for the Broncos.

“Harbaugh’s calling card — college and pro — [is] he builds strong offensive lines and run games,” Cowherd said January 10 on his radio show. “He did it at Stanford, he did it at the 49ers, he did it at Michigan. Three for three, that’s what he does, builds o-lines and build run games.

If Harbaugh were to coach in Denver, he would have to fix the Broncos’ offensive line, which gave up an NFL-worst 63 sacks, tying the franchise record for most in a season (1963).

“You rebuild the o-line, it’s what Jim does,” Cowherd said. “Javonte Williams, an emerging star running back got hurt, he returns and then you ask Russell Wilson to use his mobility like he asked  …read more

Source:: Heavy.com


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