Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Ravens and HC John Harbaugh are likely headed to a “mutual parting of the ways” in 2019. However, Harbaugh is not in any jeopardy of being replaced midseason.
Several sources close to the situation have told La Canfora that the odds of Harbaugh return for the 2019 season are “quite bleak” and the team appears to be headed towards a potential roster overhaul under new GM Eric DeCosta.
La Canfora compares the situation to the Eagles parting ways with Andy Reid.
While he may not be back in Baltimore next year, La Canfora says that Harbaugh poised to become a “highly-coveted” coaching candidate for both NFL or NCAA jobs. La Canfora considers Harbaugh to be a natural fit for the Browns, who will be in the market for a new head coach, and adds that the Packers are also worth watching.
As for the kind of coach the Ravens could target, La Canfora says that they’ll likely be looking for an offensive-guru type to develop first-round QB Lamar Jackson.
Harbaugh, 56, began his NFL coaching career with the Eagles in 1998 as their special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach. 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 98-71 (58 percent), which includes six playoff appearances and one Super Bowl championship in 2012.
We’ll have more regarding Harbaugh as the news is available.