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John Harbaugh signed four-year extension with Ravens prior to NFL season

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Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh is one of the NFL’s best coaches. Now he is getting paid like one.

Harbaugh signed a four-year extension to remain Baltimore head coach, according to ProFootballTalk.com’s Mike Florio. The contract was negotiated this offseason, but Florio said both parties were willing to keep that deal under wraps until after this season. Considering the secretive nature of coaching contracts, that is not a surprise.

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According to PFT, Harbaugh’s previous contract went through the 2014 season, but the new deal will keep him on Baltimore’s sidelines through 2016. He will reportedly make $7 million a year, which should place his salary about New Orleans’ Sean Payton, Kansas City’s Andy Reid and New England’s Bill Belichick.

Talk about striking while the iron is hot.

Harbaugh led the Ravens to a Super Bowl victory last season, and has compiled a 54-26 record since taking the job in 2008. Baltimore has not missed the postseason under Harbaugh and he a 9-4 postseason record.

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