John Harbaugh gets another year
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Coach John Harbaugh was given a one-year contract extension by the Baltimore Ravens last month, owner Steve Bisciotti told ESPN.com on Monday.
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Harbaugh signed a four-year contract last year after the Ravens won the Super Bowl. This extension means he is signed through the 2017 season.
Bisciotti indicated the extension represents a vote of confidence. He wanted Harbaugh to know his opinion of him as a leader hadn't changed after last season, which was the first time Harbaugh hadn't led the Ravens to the playoffs.
"I expect him to rebound from this disappointment with the same tenacity he attacks everything else," Bisciotti said at the NFL owners' meetings. "I just wanted him to know that disappointment is shared by all, and the only way I figured I could was to give him another year and start the clock over again."
Harbaugh, 51, is 71-38 in six seasons with the Ravens. His .651 winning percentage ranks fourth among active coaches.
He is the only coach in NFL history to win a playoff game in each of his first five seasons.
Bisciotti gave Harbaugh the extension in February, when team officials met at the owner's Florida home to discuss offseason plans.
"[The extension] covers years seven through 10 with him," Bisciotti said, "and I anticipate he'll be here longer than 10 years."
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