The Baltimore Ravens had a lackluster season, finishing last in the AFC North with a below .500 record of 8-9. Despite the team’s lack of success, the Ravens extended longtime head coach John Harbaugh’s contract. The deal, according to team owner Steve Bisciotti, extended Harbaugh’s contract three more years through 2025.
The Athletic senior staff writer Jeff Zrebiec tweeted the news Tuesday afternoon.
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti says that the team has signed HC John Harbaugh to a three-year extension. He’s now under contract through 2025.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) March 29, 2022
This is a win-win for both parties involved. Harbaugh remains employed as one of the longest actively tenured head coaches in the league. Meanwhile, the Ravens keep a great leader and coach for an extra three years.
Harbaugh began his professional coaching career as the special teams coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles. He held the title from 1998 to 2006, before becoming Philadelphia’s defensive backs coach in 2007.
A year later, the Ravens hired Harbaugh as the head coach, and he’s been with the team ever since. The 59-year-old is entering his 15th season with the Ravens and his 25th season coaching in the NFL.
In 14 seasons, Harbaugh has led the Ravens to the playoffs nine times, including one Super Bowl championship in 2013.
As noted earlier, the Ravens didn’t have the best performance last season. Franchise quarterback Lamar Jackson missed the last few weeks of the year due to a bone bruise in his ankle, sealing the fate of Baltimore’s season. Hopefully, Harbaugh’s signing, as well as other offseason moves for Baltimore, will propel the team to a more successful 2022 season.