Despite falling short of reaching their goals of the Super Bowl, the Ravens have themselves a good coach, and they are looking to reward him with a new deal. Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports team president Dick Cass is looking at doing a contract extension for John Harbaugh, who was paid roughly $2.5 million last year.
His new contract is expected to be in the $4 million range with the deal patterned after Steelers coach Mike Tomlin’s extension. “He’s squeezing my leg right now; you guys can’t see it,” Steve Bisciotti said. “John is going to get his contract extension. I’m sure it will take another week or two because he’s a tough guy to bargain with.”
Under Harbaugh, the Ravens are the only team to win at least one playoff game over the past three seasons. Each time, though, they fell short of the Super Bowl.
“I’m proud of the success, I’m frustrated with the loss,” Bisciotti said. “Last year, I said our goal was to be one of the elite teams. Realistically, our goal is to try and be in the top 12 that gets you into the playoffs. We got to the final eight three years in a row.