Football is a game of tradition. And Ravens coach John Harbaugh has gone all in, setting a precedent that won’t be cheap for others to match in the future.
PFT has confirmed that Harbaugh had replicas of the Vince Lombardi Trophy made for everyone on his staff. The gesture was first reported by National Football Post.
Everyone on the staff got one, including a couple of the young coaching assistants. (That group possibly includes Jay Harbaugh, the son of John’s brother and 49ers coach Jim.)
It’s an incredible gesture, and hardly an inexpensive one. The seven-pound, sterling silver trophy is made by Tiffany & Co. in a low-tech workshop in Parsippany, New Jersey. Earlier this year, CNBC produced a feature regarding the construction of the iconic representation of NFL excellence.
The name “Harbaugh” quickly has become iconic in football circles. That kind of generosity will only bolster the impression.