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John Harbaugh Agrees To Extension With Ravens

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Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy following their 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Head coach John Harbaugh of the Baltimore Ravens holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy following their 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Coach John Harbaugh has agreed to a contract extension with the Baltimore Ravens, as reported by Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk. This new deal will run through 2016, and it will replace the final two years of his previous contract extension while tacking on two more years.

The deal apparently took place behind the scenes, and there was no intention of making a formal announcement. Harbaugh will reportedly make $7 million a year, and that will place him in special company. That figure puts him in the same tier as New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid — each of the three aforementioned names have broken the $7 million per year mark.

Harbaugh is certainly worth every penny. Since taking the job, he has three AFC North titles and a Super Bowl victory to his name. He’s one of the most respected coaches in the NFL right now, and he is undoubtedly an important cornerstone of the Ravens franchise.

Harbaugh has brought stability and a winning pedigree to the Ravens, having won a playoff game every year since taking the helm. He’ll look to build on that success as the Ravens defend their Super Bowl title.