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Ravens give John Harbaugh big raise on new four-year deal

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Winning the Super Bowl turned out to be lucrative for Ravens coach John Harbaugh.

As Mike Florio is reporting on Football Night in America, Harbaugh and the Ravens have come to terms on a new contract, negotiated this offseason, that puts Harbaugh among the highest-paid coaches in the NFL.

Although the Ravens were involved in a very public negotiation that resulted in a lucrative new contract for quarterback Joe Flacco, the deal with Harbaugh was worked out quietly. Harbaugh and the team agreed to terms over the summer, and the team planned no formal announcement of Harbaugh’s new contract.

Harbaugh’s previous contract went through the 2014 season. This contract replaces the two years that were remaining on his old deal and adds two more years, through 2016. Harbaugh will make nearly $7 million a year for the next four seasons.

Only three NFL coaches are believed to make more than $7 million a year: Sean Payton of the Saints, Bill Belichick of the Patriots and Andy Reid of the Chiefs.

Harbaugh has won at least one playoff game in each of his five seasons as the Ravens’ head coach and led the Ravens to their second championship in February.

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32 Responses to “Ravens give John Harbaugh big raise on new four-year deal”
  1. ingraven says: Sep 5, 2013 7:40 PM

    This is great. I like how they kept it low key. Lets Go Ravens!!!

  2. wearethesteelers says: Sep 5, 2013 7:40 PM

    We’re not too big to tip our hat to our enemy. It is well deserved.

  3. puckfitt says: Sep 5, 2013 7:44 PM

    He deserves it. Great Coach. All Class.

  4. ingraven says: Sep 5, 2013 7:47 PM

    @wearethesteelers

    MUCH respect to you man. Very much respect

  5. scoops1 says: Sep 5, 2013 7:48 PM

    Dan patrick is having a bad hair day

  6. sbmcintosh36 says: Sep 5, 2013 7:50 PM

    The real news was King reporting Teblow doesn’t want to go to Canada( cuz he can’t throw) and still wants to play in NFL and only QB… ENOUGH! !!!!!!

  7. shayeezy says: Sep 5, 2013 7:53 PM

    well deserved. certainly in the conversation for best coach in the league, and infinitely more tolerable than his blowhard brother (who is also a pretty damn good coach).

  8. mikeypanic says: Sep 5, 2013 7:54 PM

    opening week gatorade bath again?

  9. mrdownslider says: Sep 5, 2013 7:55 PM

    As a Pat’s fan, I cant stand the Harbaugh’s or the Ravens, but John is very deserving of this contract.

  10. Dennis Koulatsos says: Sep 5, 2013 7:55 PM

    Well deserved for a hard working, good and honest man!!!

  11. udontknowjacku says: Sep 5, 2013 7:58 PM

    well deserved to the classy Harbaugh!!!

    One Redskin Fan..

  12. realfootballfan says: Sep 5, 2013 8:04 PM

    Tell me again why more special teams coaches don’t get hired for the top jobs? Between his and Bill Cowher’s success, I’d take my chances and interview a few of these guys.

  13. riggo08 says: Sep 5, 2013 8:05 PM

    Ravens = Best Organization in the NFL. Go Ravens!

  14. pdmjr says: Sep 5, 2013 8:12 PM

    Bill Cowher was DC at KC when hired by the Steelers.

  15. acdc84 says: Sep 5, 2013 9:00 PM

    Belichick is an obvious choice but the other two guys kinda leave me scratching my head; it’s weird that the leader of a top-notch bounty program and a guy that just got fired round out the top three. I’m a GB fan and I’m not lobbying for McCarthy to be in that top tier, but it seems like Mike Tomlin or Tom Coughlin or John Harbaugh would be better candidates to join The Hoodie at that level…

  16. supremekingz says: Sep 5, 2013 9:06 PM

    Jim Harbaugh is next up for a pay raise

  17. whodey420 says: Sep 5, 2013 9:15 PM

    Good move on the Ravens part. Even as a Bengal fan I don’t really have any hate for him.

    I didn’t realize K.C. was paying Reid that much.
    Might be a little much but if that’s who they
    wanted then I can’t really blame them I guess.

    Kick it off already!!!

    Good luck to everyone this season!!!

    Go Bengals! :)

  18. cmdrsmooth says: Sep 5, 2013 9:29 PM

    Over rated.

  19. bcajun says: Sep 5, 2013 9:45 PM

    Now beat the OVERATED mustangs!!!

  20. larrydavid7000 says: Sep 5, 2013 10:30 PM

    What a waste of money to give a special team coach. I like to see this Clown coach Jacksonville team and see what kind of a Real coach he is.

  21. jimmysee says: Sep 5, 2013 11:17 PM

    I had a very good year in 2012, too, but no one’s offering me that kind of ca$h.

    Dang!

  22. officialgame says: Sep 6, 2013 12:05 AM

    Should have waited 60 minutes and saved some money.

  23. blackhawks2010 says: Sep 6, 2013 12:10 AM

    Ravens are getting abused. Well, that’s that.

  24. doe22us says: Sep 6, 2013 12:50 AM

    It may be well deserved but the boys just got rolled ugly…

  25. stainlesssteeler says: Sep 6, 2013 1:27 AM

    The entire Ravens team looked like they all deserve a raise after the beating they took tonight. You can’t buy heart!

  26. scoobies05 says: Sep 6, 2013 7:26 AM

    well done coach harbs…congrats. and props to the non ravens fans for posting

  27. graymalkin26 says: Sep 6, 2013 7:47 AM

    Ravens 0-1, no repeat this year girls, good challenge on an obvious ball on the ground.

  28. gmsingh says: Sep 6, 2013 8:17 AM

    Harbaugh might want to ask the Ravens front office to cut that contract in half after the game with the Broncos.

  29. quickdraw85 says: Sep 6, 2013 8:37 AM

    Maybe he can buy some glasses to watch replays with his raise.

  30. thesportgenius says: Sep 6, 2013 1:59 PM

    Oops…Ozzie is asking for a Mulligan on that one after the beat down last night. Actually, Ozzie kinda gutted the team and gave all the money to Flacco so maybe the raise for JH was his way of saying “my bad.”

  31. bighurt228 says: Sep 6, 2013 6:42 PM

    I heard Fluncko told harbs, Sooo what’s up with that.?? I’m still elite and play like that. After all I’m the highest paid QB…….so I must be elite. Looks like the great Ozzzzzz is slipping.

  32. sb44champs says: Sep 7, 2013 2:21 PM

    acdc84 says:
    Sep 5, 2013 9:00 PM
    Belichick is an obvious choice but the other two guys kinda leave me scratching my head; it’s weird that the leader of a top-notch bounty program and a guy that just got fired round out the top three…
    =============================
    What’s even more weird is your conclusion that the Saints ran a ‘TOP NOTCH” bounty program, lol… Not a one player got hurt as a result so not sure where your ‘top notch’ came from… Old commish Tags apparently didn’t think much of it, lol..

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