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. 5 Jim Harbaugh would be a great hire for the Chicago Bears: Harbaugh's players love playing for him

When it comes to former players talking about their love of playing for a former coach, Jim Harbaugh might be on that Mount Rushmore.

Time and time again, it seems like there's a former player in an interview telling a story about Jim Harbaugh and having nothing but smiles the whole time. They might mention how he's a weirdo or that he's a quirky guy, but I have yet to see a former player say they didn't love playing football for Jim Harbaugh.

Just this offseason alone, Jaylon Johnson mentioned how the coaches didn't really do the best job at putting Justin Fields in the best spot to succeed. There's just a major disconnect between how former players talk about Harbaugh and how coaches talk about Matt Eberflus, even if some players have nice things to say about Flus.

Eberflus seems like a good guy, and it seems like players like him. However, players love playing for Jim Harbaugh. There's a clear difference between liking something and loving something, so that distinction is important.


While all these points lead to why the Chicago Bears should've hired Jim Harbaugh as their next head coach, the Bears decided to stay content with average by keeping Matt Eberflus.

Round and round, the cycle goes.