Dec 29, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh walks off the field after being defeated by Cincinnati Bengals 34-17 at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Baltimore Ravens extend John Harbaugh through 2017 season

While the Baltimore Ravens were lobbying for Steve Smith, re-signing Dennis Pitta and trading for Jeremy Zuttah, they were also extending the contract of head coach John Harbaugh for another season.

Harbaugh inked a multi-year extension with the Ravens in late 2013 that kept him under contract with the Ravens through the 2016 season. After the Ravens season ended, the team reportedly tacked on another year which will keep Harbaugh in town through the 2017 season.


The move wasn’t needed but it helps give the front office peace of mind. They have the money now to extend Harbaugh and they figured why not do it sooner rather than later. It’s not as though his contract was nearing expiration, as he was good through 2016.

But the Ravens haven’t had a coach like Harbaugh in their near 20 year existence and this latest extension keeps the best coach the franchise has ever known in town through 20 year anniversary.

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