Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh is reportedly looking for a king’s ransom to jump to the NFL. One team stands out more than the rest as desperate enough to pay him anything he wants.
Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen of ESPN report that Harbaugh will meet with the 49ers at an “undisclosed location.” Matt Maiocco of Comcast Bay Area writes that team President Jed York hasn’t been at the team facility Wednesday and “things could move quickly.”
Raiders offensive coordinator Hue Jackson was also expected to meet with York and 49ers G.M. Trent Baalke Wednesday. York said after the season that he wanted a strong G.M. that would have the sole authority to hire his coach.
But it appears York was focused on promoting Baalke and hiring Harbaugh all along. Now he just needs to close the deal.