Despite leaving for the NFL Jim Harbaugh kept one promise to his Michigan players that will blow your mind

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Of all the college and NFL head football coaches across the nation few if any can hold a candle to Jim Harbaugh both on and off the field.

There’s a reason his former players and coaches remain fiercely loyal to him.

And now despite leaving for the NFL Jim Harbaugh kept one promise to his Michigan players that will blow your mind.

Harbaugh is the real deal

New San Diego Chargers head coach Jim Harbaugh has made millions upon millions of dollars throughout his coaching career.

In fact, his new deal with the Chargers is reportedly worth $80 million over just five years – an average annual value of $16 million – and that’s after reportedly earning well over $100 million during his time at Michigan.

And based on his track record – winning nearly 75% of his games as a college head coach, including six conference championships and the 2023 National Championship with Michigan, as well as winning nearly 70% of his games as a NFL head coach, and advancing to the NFC Championship Game in three of his four years in the league while also earning one trip to the Super Bowl – he’s worth every last penny. 

But despite his now legendary status and bank account, Harbaugh remains one of the only major college or NFL head coaches who has stayed true to his traditional working class American roots.

After all, we’re talking about a very successful and well-known millionaire who held a literal yard sale in front of his multi-million dollar home in Ann Arbor, Michigan after taking the job with San Diego.

But more importantly, Harbaugh has also taken crucial public stands, like serving as a keynote speaker at the annual March for Life, and even going so far as to offer for him and his wife to adopt any “unplanned” children any of his players or anyone else in his life might have.

“I encourage them if they have a pregnancy that wasn’t planned, to go through with it, go through with it,” Harbaugh said of conversations he’s had with his players about choosing life. “Let that unborn child be born, and if at that time, you don’t feel like you can care for it, you don’t have the means or the wherewithal, then Sarah and I will take that baby.”

You’d be hard pressed to name another major college or NFL head coach who has such courage of his convictions.

On top of standing for the sanctity of life, the National Championship-winning coach has also gone out of his way to share his Christian faith in numerous press conferences and other public appearances.

But while many college and NFL coaches today have become nothing more than used car salesmen who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk, Harbaugh always puts his money where his mouth is.

New ink for Coach Harbaugh

Heading into the 2023 season, with Harbaugh and Michigan coming off a 13-1 season in which they lost in the College Football Playoff the year before, the coach and his team only had one goal in mind – winning a National Championship.

As such, Harbaugh made a deal with his players that if they were to go undefeated and win the National Championship, he would get a tattoo.

And after going undefeated and bringing the title back to Ann Arbor for the first time since 1997 – not to mention Harbaugh being hired by the Chargers – the coach stayed true to his word, and got a tattoo on his right shoulder of Michigan’s famous block “M” logo with “15-0” below it.

Joking around about his new ink, Harbaugh told the folks in the room with him, “I can see once you get one, you might wanna start adding. I already wanna put a rose on it.”

Needless to say, Jim Harbaugh is one of a kind, and certainly remains a role model everyone should look up to.

One can only hope that he continues being a step above the competition in his return to the NFL.

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