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Former NFL GM on Brian Flores Firing: 'I Bet It Is Harbaugh'

The Monday after the end of the 2021 NFL regular season has seen a flurry of coaches getting fired.

The end of the regular season in the National Football League means more than just planning for the playoffs. 

For teams on the outside-looking-in, it means making difficult decisions to change direction and the dismissal of coaches. 

On Monday morning, it was reported that three NFL coaches and a general manager have all been fired.

In the NFC North, the Chicago Bears dismissed Matt Nagy after four seasons. 

The Minnesota Vikings decided to completely clean house, as they fired both general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer. 

Among the moves that surprised some was the news that Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores was shown the door after only three seasons. 

It has been rumored for years that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has been interested in bringing in Jim Harbaugh. 

One former NFL general manager believes the Dolphins would never make the decision to dismiss Flores unless they had a new head coach already lined up. 

"I bet it is Harbaugh," ESPN NFL Draft analyst Matt Miller revealed from his conversation with a source.

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While the Harbaugh rumors continue to run rampant, his future plans remain uncertain.

The current head coach of the Michigan Wolverines recently revealed to a recruit that he had planned to test the waters in the NFL. 

Harbaugh's recent interest in returning to the NFL could be tied to increasing his leverage at his present place of employment. 

At this point, speculation will continue that Harbaugh is planning to return to the NFL, until a decision is made and negotiations are finalized to modify Harbaugh's contract at Michigan.

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