NFL Rumors: Ravens and John Harbaugh Agree to Extension

It is official, the Baltimore Ravens and John Harbaugh have agreed to terms on a 3-year contract extension according to multiple early reports.

Heading into 2022, Harbaugh was set to enter the final season of a 4-year deal that he previously signed with the organization in 2019 but it was widely presumed that Baltimore would be looking to secure their head coach for the foreseeable future this offseason. Harbaugh will now remain under contract with the Ravens through the 2025 season.

Harbaugh has been at the helm of the Ravens for the last 14 seasons and has led the team to an impressive overall record of 148-96 when including the playoffs. The team has participated in the playoffs 9 times during Harbaugh's tenure and most importantly they secured themselves a Super Bowl victory following the 2012 season under his leadership. In 2019, Harbaugh also was named the AP coach of the year becoming the first coach in the Ravens' history ever to do so. 

At the time being, Harbaugh will now remain as the third longest tenured head coach in the league behind only Bill Belichick with the Patriots and Mike Tomlin in Pittsburgh. Harbaugh also currently holds the fifth best winning percentage among all active coaches with at least 90 games.

Last season, the Ravens started off incredibly well as they worked towards an 8-3 record but unfortunately they lost their last 6 games and fell short of the playoffs but this was almost entirely due to the team being ravaged by injuries. The team lost 8 starters to season ending injuries in 2021 and their star quarterback Lamar Jackson was limited to only 12 games. It was only the second time with Harbaugh at the helm that the Ravens finished with a losing record at 8-9.

Now that the Ravens have their head coach set for the next several years, it is likely that reaching an agreement with quarterback Lamar Jackson on an extension will become their top priority as he is set to enter the fifth and final year of his rookie contract. 

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