Ravens Coach John Harbaugh Agrees to 4-Year Contract Extension

John Harbaugh. Photo by Jason Pohuski/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9905607a)

Ravens Coach John Harbaugh signed a four-year contract extension on Thursday, keeping him in Baltimore up until 2022.  

After leading Baltimore to a playoff berth in 2018, Harbaugh’s contract was coming to an end. However, the Ravens made it clear they would extend the 56-year-old’s pact long before he could worry about it. Nothing was worked out until Thursday, however, when the Ravens and the coach agreed on the four-year deal.

“We have reached a new four-year contract with Head Coach John Harbaugh,” the Ravens announced through their official twitter handle.

Harbaugh confirmed the news through a statement released by the team.

“I’m very excited with this contract, the opportunity to continue our work here, and I’m humbled by it,” the coach said. “I’m thankful for the support from the Ravens, especially Steve Bisciotti (the owner).

Details about the new agreement were never revealed but he was already one the highest paid coaches before the deal. His return into the NFL will be his twelfth with Baltimore. And considering Harbaugh just gave the Ravens their first AFC title since 2012 and their first playoff appearance in four years, it’s probably the beginning of good news for the team.

Harbaugh has been successful with the Ravens already. He won Super Bowl XLVII for the Ravens in 2012 and has taken them to the playoffs 11 times. If he coaches them until 2022, he will have been their coach for 15 years. The Ravens were formed 23 seasons ago.