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The Baltimore Ravens have signed coach John Harbaugh for a 3-year contract extension

The Baltimore Ravens have signed coach John Harbaugh for a 3-year contract extension

PALM BEACH, FL – Baltimore Ravens have signed coach John Harbo to a three-year contract extension, owner Steve Bisciotti announced Tuesday at the NFL meetings.

The extension puts Harbaugh under contract with the Ravens until the 2025 season and continues on one of the longest runs of any active coach. It also represents a strong vote of confidence after the team’s 8-9 season, which was the first time Harbaugh had finished last.

Harbow, 59, was entering the final year of a four-year deal he signed in January 2019. A source told ESPN last month that the two parties are close to a new contract.

“There’s no interest in making him go into a lame laugh here,” said Bisciotti. “It’s not fair to him.” “I think John has grown and grown and grown. He’s kind of interesting. I don’t feel like I partnered with the same person. I think that’s really a compliment to him. I really feel like there’s a rebirth in John as the years go on. The things that matter to him just don’t matter anymore.” I am happy as an owner to have a man who will turn his 15th year. So, I am happy about that.”

This marks Harbaugh’s 15th NFL season in Baltimore, and the third longest among active coaches. Only Bill Belichick and Mike Tomlin have been with their current teams longer.

Harbaugh led the Ravens to the playoffs nine times, producing a record 148-96 (.607). In 2012, Harbaugh led Baltimore to the Super Bowl title with powerful weapons Joe Flacco. Seven years later, Harbaugh is the only Ravens coach to win the Associated Press’s NFL Coach of the Year after winning it all. Lamar Jackson And create a crime designed for him.

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Last year, Harbaugh was in the midst of one of his best coaching careers, helping the Ravens top an AFC record of 8-3 in Week 12 despite eight rookies at the end of an injured reserve season. But Baltimore has lost its last six games, losing only the second record under Harpo.

Both of Harpo’s losing seasons – 2015 and last season – came when key midfielders (Flacco and Jackson) missed through injury in 11 joint matches.

When Bisciotti selected Harbaugh to replace Brian Billick in 2008, it was considered an unconventional hiring because Harbaugh was primarily a coach for special teams with the Philadelphia Eagles. Harbaugh justified the decision with consistent success, scoring 11 wins in the playoff. Only Belichick has racked up post-season wins (16) over 14 years.

Since entering the Ravens facility, Harbaugh has changed the culture, promoting dignity while encouraging players to be themselves. Players are interested in Harbaugh’s competitiveness and how he will propel them while training alongside them. Harbaugh has earned a reputation for being aggressive, whether it’s finishing fourth or choosing to win matches in the last minute with two-point conversions.

This is the sixth extension of Harbaugh’s contract with Baltimore, which has become one of the sport’s most stable franchises. The Ravens have only had three head coaches in their 26-year history: Ted Marchipruda, Bellick and Harpo.

With the Harbaugh deal complete, the next priority is Jackson’s contract. The 2019 NFL MVP is entering his fifth year option, and the Ravens will have to mark the franchise on him next season if the two parties cannot agree on a contract extension.

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