Broncos CEO Greg Penner met with Michigan HC Jim Harbaugh, sources say


As Broncos CEO Greg Penner continued conversations with potential coaching candidates over the past week, he worked back to one of the most prominent on Denver’s initial list.

Penner met with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh in Ann Arbor in the middle of the week, sources confirmed to The Post on Saturday evening. ESPN first reported the meeting.

The meeting, sources said, did not result in a job offer for Harbaugh, who still is expected to remain at Michigan. Denver’s first meeting with Harbaugh was conducted virtually, while the Broncos’ other seven candidates met with the search committee in person.

That meeting is noteworthy, though, in that it came well after Harbaugh and Michigan president Santa Ono announced publicly that the eighth-year head coach had considered NFL opportunities but decided to return to UM for the 2023 season.

As the week progressed, San Francisco defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans emerged as a top candidate in Denver’s search.