Now we’ll find out if Jim Harbaugh can coach. We get to see what he can do without a quarterback.
Harbaugh agreed to become coach of the San Francisco 49ers on Friday, a team with major quarterback issues.
At the University of San Diego, Harbaugh had Josh Johnson, now a backup with Tampa Bay and clearly an elite player on the non-scholarship level.
At Stanford, Harbaugh did little until Andrew Luck became his quarterback. In San Francisco, he has nothing close to that.
That’s why I’m sure he had trouble deciding to take the job, even though he’s going to be paid $5 million a year.
Not having a quarterback is career suicide.
The 49ers will almost certainly draft a passer in the first or second round. But whoever that is will be a step down from Luck.
We’re about to find out if Jim Harbuagh is as good as advertised.