John Harbaugh will return to Baltimore in 2019, the organization announced on Friday evening.

“John Harbaugh will continue as our head coach for the 2019 season, and he and we are working on an extension to his contract, which expires after the 2019 season,” the organization said in a statement.

There was speculation the club would look to part ways with Harbaugh after the season, his 11th in Baltimore. The Ravens have missed the playoffs in each of the last three seasons after reaching the postseason in six of his first seven campaigns. This season has shown promise under rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson; with wins in four of their last five games, the Ravens are 8-6 and half a game out of the AFC North lead with two games remaining.

Had the club split with Harbaugh, he would have been one of the most sought-after head coaches on the market. At 102-70 overall, Harbaugh is still only 56 and one of only six active head coaches with a Super Bowl ring.

Obviously, that’s not going to happen now.

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