If you've been following the NFL's coaching changes since the regular season ended then you know Jim Harbaugh is currently the coach right now. It seems anyone with an opening (except the Panthers) has been connected to him.
The Miami Dolphins -- along with former Chiefs GM Carl Peterson -- are involved, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, and have made an "urgent" trip to see Harbaugh.
Ross was accompanied by general manager Jeff Ireland and former NFL executive Carl Peterson to make the pitch to Harbaugh to replace Tony Sparano as the team's head coach, the sources said. Ross is willing to make Harbaugh the highest-paid coach in the NFL, which would place his salary in the $7-to-$8-million range, the sources said, after receiving a signal from the Stanford coach that he was now willing to listen seriously to the team's presentation.
So what is Peterson's role? He and owner Steve Ross apparently have a friendship and a business relationship (FanVision). As recently as November, Ross said Peterson does not and will not have a role within the Dolphins front office.
Since it's playoff time, it's hard not to forget the Chiefs January 1996 loss to Jim Harbaugh and the Colts. You think Carl Peterson has brought that up with him?