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

AP

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.

32 responses to “Ravens give John Harbaugh big raise on new four-year deal

  1. 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! !!!!!!

  2. 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).

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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…

  6. 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! 🙂

  7. 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.

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

  9. 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.”

  10. 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.

  11. 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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