5 reasons Jim Harbaugh would’ve been a great hire for the Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears could've kicked the tires on Jim Harbaugh to see if he had any interest in coming back to the NFL. They didn't, but they'll wish they did sooner or later.

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Reason No. 1 Jim Harbaugh would be a great hire for the Chicago Bears: Harbaugh has more connections than anyone

There's a saying that goes, "It's not about what you know, but who you know."

Now, that could be a load of bologna, but for Jim Harbaugh, he's both. Not only is he a complete football mind, but he knows everyone and anyone who's ever coached at any level. Maybe that's an exaggeration, but the amount of people Harbaugh could lure with him had he been hired by the Chicago Bears is almost unfathomable.

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Greg Roman isn't seen as the same offensive coordinator he was when with Harbaugh in San Francisco, but with Harbaugh's pull, he could bring him back as part of the run game with ease.

There's a laundry list of guys Harbaugh has in his collection of coaches that, regardless of who he picks, the Chicago Bears would have a good staff around him.

Not only has the head coaching position been a challenge for the Bears, but so have staff hires outside of the head coach. The most recent coordinators, for example, were disasters. Alan Williams had a mysterious resignation, and Luke Getsy ran a 1930s-inspired offense. Both sides of the coordinator coin were tainted, and Jim Harbaugh could've fixed those problems in his sleep.