John Harbaugh was already the longest-tenured head coach in Baltimore Ravens history, but the franchise made sure to keep his job intact on Monday when they inked him to a contract extension that runs through the 2019 season.
It’ll keep the 54-year-old Harbaugh right where he wants to be.
“The fact that we want to be here – my wife wants to be here. My daughter wants to be here. This is a place that means a lot to us. It is home now – Baltimore is,” Harbaugh said, per The Baltimore Sun. “We have a lot of great friends here, and we have a chance to do great things. We have a chance to win championships. That is the idea. That is what we are building for. That is the urgency we have. To have a chance to know that is a mutual thing and the organization feels the same way and we want to work together to do that is a great thing.”
Harbaugh helped ring in the organization’s second Super Bowl when he and the Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers in 2012. He enters his 10th season at the helm with five 10-or-more win seasons.
“It was something that has been talked about for a little while,” Harbaugh said of the extension. “I think the biggest part about the whole thing is the partnership that we have here. We have been at this for going on 10 years now with this group together, which is pretty rare and pretty special; pretty amazing. That is something that you want to hold on to because I think it is a formula for success. We just have a bunch of good people that work together.”
Harbaugh and the Ravens start this season on Sept. 10 in Cincinnati.