Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh Signs a New Four-Year Contract


Head Coach John Harbaugh has signed a new four-year contract, taking him through the 2022 season and into the next era of Ravens football.

Harbaugh returned to the Under Armour Performance Center Thursday afternoon after working at the Senior Bowl and officially inked the deal. He will speak at a press conference Friday at 11 a.m., which can will be available via a live stream on the Ravens Facebook page, app and website.

"I'm very excited with this contract, the opportunity to continue our work here, and I'm humbled by it," Harbaugh said in a team statement.

"I am thankful for the support from the Ravens, especially Steve Bisciotti. We're working hard to make the 2019 Ravens the best we can be. We have an excellent team foundation, and we have a great organization with smart, hard-working people."

The winningest coach in franchise history, Harbaugh (104-72) has been one of the NFL's most successful coaches during his 11-year tenure. Baltimore has made the playoffs seven times under Harbaugh, including this season when the Ravens won the AFC North, and won Super Bowl XLVII.

Among current NFL coaches, Harbaugh has the fourth-longest tenure in the league, and that stability and marriage between both sides will now continue even while Baltimore ushers in change around him with new General Manager Eric DeCosta and a possible turnover of a veteran roster.

Harbaugh's strong leadership was evident this season when the Ravens entered their bye week with a 4-5 record riding a three-game losing streak. Baltimore responded by winning six of its last seven regular season games and finished 10-6 to overtake the Pittsburgh Steelers for the third division title of Harbaugh's career.

Harbaugh has a 10-6 postseason record and reached the playoffs in each of his first five seasons. His 10 playoff wins are tied for the third-most by any head coach in NFL history since the 1970s merger.

Harbaugh has kept a steady hand through good and difficult times, keeping the focus on team success. The Ravens made a difficult transition look seamless during their bye week, dramatically changing the offense and finding a new identity when rookie Lamar Jackson replaced Joe Flacco as the starting quarterback.

Harbaugh's team-first message has continually bonded his locker rooms, and he has always had his teams ready to play – and play hard.

"This team believes in him," Ravens Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle said this season. "We have his back."

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