When he is not shutting down some of the best offenses in baseball, SF Giants pitcher Logan Webb is an avid Sacramento Kings and Las Vegas Raiders fan. The latter was in the news on Saturday after losing to the Cincinnati Bengals in the first round of the playoffs by a score of 26-19.
SF Giants: Logan Webb picks next head coach for the Las Vegas Raiders
The Raiders will likely be looking for a new head coach after a whirlwind of a season. Jon Gruden began the year as the head coach but he resigned after damaging emails were publicly leaked. He was replaced by Rich Bisaccia, who did a nice job to help get the Raiders to the playoffs.
Interim head coaches do not often become the permanent replacement as they are usually tied to the previous regime. If the Raiders go in a different direction, Webb has an idea for who the next Raiders coach should be:
It is that time of the year where Jim Harbaugh's name is floated around as a candidate during the upcoming hiring cycle. There are currently seven head coaching vacancies in the NFL with a potential eighth one opening up depending on what the Raiders do with Bisaccia.
In the past, Harbaugh has been adamant that he is content with coaching at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has been there since 2015, but the whispers for his return to the NFL are getting louder and Webb has joined the party.
Harbaugh was hired as the San Francisco Forty-Niners head coach prior to the 2011 season after a successful four-year run at Stanford University. He inherited a strong roster and was wildly successful in the NFL, posting a 44-19-1 record in four seasons with the Niners. This included three trips to the conference championship game and one Super Bowl appearance in 2013.
However, he clashed early and often with Niners general manager Trent Baalke. In a move that remains questionable to this day, Niners CEO Jed York and Harbaugh agreed to mutually part ways. The official statement said that it was mutual, but it was evident that Harbaugh was pushed out of his position.
Nevertheless, Harbaugh remains a top target for teams, and that is especially true this year as so many teams are looking for a new voice. Logan Webb wants the Raiders to act quickly by making the former Niners coach the next head coach for the Raiders.