The narrative going into John Harbaugh’s 12th season as the Baltimore Ravens head coach is a much more positive one. The 2017 Baltimore Ravens missed the playoffs in the most frustrating way possible and Harbaugh was facing a playoffs or bust season. From 2013-2017 the Ravens had one playoff appearance and Harbaugh was on the hot seat.
Harbaugh is going into a completely different situation this year. The Ravens are the defending AFC North champions. Harbaugh just helped the team orchestrate an unlikely come from behind division title, knocking the Pittsburgh Steelers off the division throne.
The Ravens are younger all across the board than they ever have been while Harbaugh was the head coach.