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Falcons announce completed interview with Jim Harbaugh

Harbaugh led the University of Michigan football team to a College Football Playoff national championship with a victory over Washington in the title game. 

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FLOWERY BRANCH, GA -- The Atlanta Falcons have completed an interview with Jim Harbaugh for the organization's head coach position, the club announced Tuesday. Harbaugh has spent the past nine years (2015-23) as head coach at the University of Michigan, leading the Wolverines to a College Football Playoff National Championship in 2024. Prior to Michigan, Harbaugh spent four seasons (2011-14) as head coach for the San Francisco 49ers.

Head Coach Interviews Completed:

The Falcons have completed initial head coach interviews with the following individuals:

  • Baltimore Ravens Defensive Coordinator Mike Macdonald
  • Cincinnati Bengals Offensive Coordinator Brian Callahan
  • San Francisco 49ers Defensive Coordinator Steve Wilks
  • Carolina Panthers Defensive Coordinator Ejiro Evero
  • Baltimore Ravens Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line Coach Anthony Weaver
  • Former New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick
  • University of Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh

NFL Protocols:

Per NFL protocols, interviews with employees of other clubs must be conducted virtually prior to the conclusion of Divisional Playoff games on Sunday, Jan. 21. If the employer club has a Wild Card bye, virtual interviews must be conducted prior to the conclusion of Wild Card games. If the employer club is a Wild Card participant, virtual interviews may begin three days after its Wild Card game and must be conducted prior to the conclusion of Divisional Playoff games.Beginning Monday, Jan. 22, clubs may conduct in-person or virtual interviews with candidates who are employed by other NFL clubs whose seasons have concluded and are prohibited from conducting initial interviews with candidates who are employed by clubs participating in the Conference Championship Games until the conclusion of the employer club's season.

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