You officially can take one potential candidate off the next Cleveland Browns head coaching list.
The Baltimore Ravens announced on Friday night that they will keep head coach John Harbaugh for the 2019 season and beyond
Harbaugh has been the coach since the beginning of the 2008 season, compiling a record of 100-69 (.592) in the regular season and a 10-5 record in the postseason including Super Bowl XLVII in the 2012-13 season.
There were rumors throughout the season that this could be his last with the organization as they got off to a shaky start with a 4-5 record. Now they’ve won four of their last five games and currently hold the final AFC Wild Card spot with an 8-6 record with two games to go.
If the Ravens would have parted ways with him, he would’ve had a new head coaching job very quickly.
As it stands now, the Browns and Packers will be searching for a new head coach with Denver, Tampa Bay, Arizona, New York Jets and Jacksonville all potentially joining the two by New Year’s Eve.
Harbaugh and the Browns were linked together in recent weeks with Cleveland.com reporting that he would be a candidate if made available. He grew up as a Browns fan and his mother’s family lives in the area and he has a love for the city despite coaching for one of the Browns’ division rivals.
I was very open to the idea of Harbaugh jumping sides and being the next coach for the Browns and would’ve been near the top of my top choices for the job.
Unfortunately, Baltimore wised up and realized that they may have regretted letting Harbaugh go as he is one of the best coaches in the NFL and would’ve made them pay if he was able to go elsewhere.