Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti told reporters on Friday that he had a “thought” about firing HC John Harbaugh this offseason.
“It was a consideration but it wasn’t one I was inclined to make,” Bisciotti said, per Jamison Hensley.
Bisciotti did, however, say that he is not going to give a playoff or bust edict to Harbaugh this season.
“If I was going to do that, I might as well fire him now,” Bisciotti said, per Hensley. “That’s not a way to run a business.”
The Ravens have missed the playoffs for three straight seasons and will be transitioning to a new GM next year, as Ozzie Newsome will move to a consulting role and Eric DeCosta will be evaluated to GM, so it’s clear that Bisciotti is not happy with the recent results.
Last year, the Ravens signed Harbaugh to an extension through the 2019 season, which means he could very well be coaching for his job this year.
Harbaugh, 55, began his NFL coaching career with the Eagles in 1998 as their special teams coordinator & defensive backs. He spent 10 years in Philadelphia before he was hired as the Ravens’ head coach in 2008.
During his nine years with the team, Harbaugh has led them to a record of 94-66 (65.3 percent), which includes six playoff appearances and one Super Bowl championship in 2012.
We’ll have more regarding Harbaugh as the news is available.