John Harbaugh and Ravens Reportedly Agree to 4-Year Contract Extension

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor ISeptember 5, 2013

John Harbaugh and the Baltimore Ravens have reportedly agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension. 

The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson has the news:

Ravens have reached a four-year contract extension with coach John Harbaugh

— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) September 5, 2013

During Thursday's Football Night in America telecast, Mike Florio, via Pro Football Talk's Michael David Smith, revealed that the contract extension will run through 2016, paying Harbaugh almost $7 million per year. 

That serves as a sizable increase over his last deal, which reportedly paid him $4 million per campaign. 

According to Smith, Harbaugh is now the fourth-highest-paid head coach in the league, coming in behind Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints, Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots and Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs. 

After coming on board as a slightly surprising hire in 2008, Harbaugh has enjoyed unrelenting success in Baltimore, compiling a 54-26 record in five seasons. 

Guiding a franchise that had gone 5-11 in the previous year, he led the Ravens to an 11-5 record and road playoff wins over the Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans before eventually bowing out to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He followed that up with two more winnings seasons and two more playoff wins, earning his first contract extension in February of 2011. 

Extra money did very little to decelerate his determination, though, as Harbaugh carried the Ravens to 12 wins in 2011 and a Super Bowl title last year. 

Put it all together, and he has amassed nine playoff wins (and at least one per season), three division titles, one AP Coach of the Year award and one world championship in five campaigns. 

It's safe to say he has done enough to merit a raise. 

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