Ravens: John Harbaugh named third-best head coach in the NFL

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The Baltimore Ravens were blessed with head coach John Harbaugh in 2008. The former special teams coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles took the job as head coach in Baltimore and the rest is history.

It seems some analysts agree that Harbaugh is currently one of the best head coaches in the league.

According to CBS Sports writer Cody Benjamin, Harbaugh is ranked as the No. 3 best head coach entering the 2021 NFL season.

The opinion of Benjamin comes from Harbaugh’s ability to be “reliable” and “adapt” to the game.

"“Critics may compare him to his current star QB, Lamar Jackson: Undeniably good, but can he win it all? Let’s not forget Harbaugh already has.No, he hasn’t returned to an AFC title game since 2012, but his team has also gotten incrementally better since Jackson entered the picture.Few coaches are as reliable and so willing to adapt their approach. Another ring is certainly within reach.”"

Harbaugh is only ranked behind Kansas City head coach Andy Reid and New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on the list. Certainly great company to be featured alongside.

The Ravens found them a gem in John Harbaugh.

Harbaugh is entering his 15th season as the Ravens head coach. He has taken the weight of being the team’s coach on his shoulders and has won over the fans in Baltimore by doing so.

In 14 seasons with the Ravens, Harbaugh has coached in 206 regular-season games making him the longest-tenured head coach in franchise history. He has a winning record of .620 and has led the team to a whopping 19 playoff games.

In the playoffs with Baltimore, Harbaugh has a win-loss percentage of .579 and is the only head coach since 1970 to win a postseason game in his first five seasons. He is also the only head coach in NFL history to win six playoff games in his first seven seasons.

The biggest coaching accomplishment Harbaugh has to date is taking the Ravens to New Orleans in 2013 when the team hoisted its second Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.

With plenty of games left to coach and already established as the most successful in franchise history, expect Harbaugh to continue being featured high on lists like this.

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Maybe one day John Harbaugh will take reign as one of the best head coaches in NFL history.