Despite a not having a winning record three of the past four years, the Baltimore Ravens have shown faith in head coach John Harbaugh. The Ravens will hand their head coach a new contract extension that will run through the 2019 season. His previous deal expired following the conclusion of the 2018 season. For the Ravens it’s an effort to give their coach a bit of security. Now the question is whether Harbaugh can deliver on that good faith?
Adam Schefter of ESPN was the first to report the news:
Ravens gave HC John Harbaugh an extension that runs through 2019, per source. Previous deal torn up.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 28, 2017
Harbaugh has been quite good overall during his Ravens tenure. The eldest Harbaugh brother is 85-59 (.590 winning percentage) in the regular season including a 10-5 mark in the playoffs. He also is a Super Bowl champion after winning the Lombardi Trophy in 2012 with Joe Flacco in Ray Lewis’ final campaign.
As of late, Harbaugh hasn’t been the same. During the past four years, Harbaugh has compiled a record of 31-33. The biggest troubles has been finding a comparable play caller since Gary Kubiak left town. With Baltimore’s defense figuring to be stacked, the Ravens 2017 outlooks starts whether they can get the offense going.