Cris Carter Floats Jim Harbaugh Leaving Michigan For Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns Jobs

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DETROIT (97.1 The Ticket) -- Jim Harbaugh to the NFL? On the heels of the Green Bay Packers firing head coach Mike McCarthy, the rumors are coming back to life. 

Cris Carter was the latest to fan the flames when discussing Green Bay's vacancy Wednesday morning on FS1. 

"I’m just going to tell you guys a name. Watch out for Jim Harbaugh, because Jim Harbaugh potentially is trying to get his way out of Michigan. I got good sources that are telling me, not only Green Bay, but also watch out for the Cleveland Browns. He likes the quarterback situation there. And I believe that there are front office people in Green Bay who are enamored with Jim Harbaugh and potentially trying to get him to come to Green Bay," Carter said. 

This comes just a day after Rob Demovsky of ESPN reported that Packers GM Brian Gutekunst, under the direction of team president Mark Murphy, could target a "no-nonsense" guy as McCarthy's replacement and that he's "long been a fan" of Harbaugh. 

The Browns fired head coach Hue Jackson in October, and have yet to appoint a long-term replacement. If they're looking for someone to guide the development of Baker Mayfield, Harbaugh sounds like a natural fit. 

Of course, Harbaugh-to-the-NFL rumors have been swirling since pretty much the moment he took the job at Michigan. None of them have ever led to anything real.

On the heels of his best season at Michigan to date, it's hard to see this time being different.