As the Baltimore Ravens continue to work towards an extension with John Harbaugh, other teams might look to pry away the 11th-year head coach this offseason.
According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, some teams "are having internal discussions about calling the Ravens trying to trade for" Harbaugh. The Ravens announced earlier this month that they were keeping Harbaugh for the 2019 season, and that they were working on an extension for him.
Entering Sunday's action, the Ravens stood at 9-6 and need a win or a Pittsburgh Steelers loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in order to clinch the AFC North division. Should the Ravens make the playoffs and embark on a deep run, it would be a major surprise if Harbaugh didn't stick around for at least another season in Baltimore.
Earlier this season, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported that the Ravens and Harbaugh were set to mutually part ways. At the time of the report, Baltimore stood at 4-5 and looked done for in the playoff race.
But with rookie Lamar Jackson taking over as the starter, the Ravens have been on a roll - and they're in prime position to end their four-year playoff drought. Throw in Baltimore's league-leading defense, and the Ravens and Harbaugh have every reason to stay together for now.
That being said, there aren't very many coaching candidates that stand out. If some teams offer the Ravens a huge trade package for Harbaugh's services, Baltimore might feel inclined to make the big move.
What This Means
The Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals, New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars are among the many teams that could be in the market for a new head coach. If Harbaugh has the desire to explore one of those opportunities, than the Ravens might agree to part ways with him after all.