Ravens announce John Harbaugh will remain head coach in 2019, contract extension pending

John Harbaugh will be coaching the Ravens next season, the team announced Friday.

Harbaugh has been the head coach of the Ravens since 2008. Despite leading them to a Super Bowl victory over his brother’s 49ers in 2013, the rumor mill claims he’s been on the hot seat at various points this season.

The Ravens’ announcement makes it clear Harbaugh has job security for at least one more season. Baltimore has had the NFL’s top ranked defense for a majority of the year and currently has an 8-6 record. Only the Steelers are ahead of the Ravens in the AFC North, and Pittsburgh’s lead is small. Baltimore could very well win the division.

Since becoming the head coach of the Ravens, Harbaugh has compiled a 102-72 record. He is 10-5 in the postseason. Harbaugh has won about 60 percent of his games in Baltimore, and the offense is transitioning into the hands of rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson. 

Beating the Chargers and Browns in the final two weeks of the regular season would give the Ravens a good shot at making the playoffs. For now, Baltimore will remain focused on making a postseason appearance.