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Ravens guarantee return of John Harbaugh for 2019 season

John Harbaugh

The Baltimore Ravens have officially announced that head coach John Harbaugh will return for the 2019 season.

There has been plenty of speculation regarding Harbaugh’s future with the team, but it seems pretty clear at this point that both sides are committed to each other for at least another year.

However, it sounds like there could also be an extension in store for Harbaugh after next season.

Here’s what the team had to say in an official statement on Twitter:

John Harbaugh will continue as our head coach for the 2019 season, and he and we are working on an extension to his existing contract, which expires after the 2019 season.

Harbaugh has served as the team’s head coach since 2008, with the highlight of his tenure obviously being a Super Bowl trophy back in 2012 when they beat the San Francisco 49ers.

He’s led the Ravens to six playoff appearances, but the reason for all the rumors surrounding a potential parting of ways for the two sides was due to Baltimore not making the postseason the past four years.

But with the Ravens winning four of their last five games, they’re now set to have a decent shot at getting back to the playoffs. So, perhaps the turnaround after a 4-5 start played a big role in the franchise choosing to move forward with Harbaugh at the helm.

Next up for Baltimore is a crucial road matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers on Saturday before returning M&T Bank Stadium in Week 17 for a divisional showdown against the Cleveland Browns.