John Harbaugh on JPP, Blake Martinez: Hope we have a contract with any player who can help us win

The Ravens’ head coach, John Harbaugh, hopes that whenever they have a contract with a player who can help them win, they will do so.

Is Blake Martinez or Jason Pierre Paul going to have a contract?

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The Ravens hosted Blake Martinez and Jason Pierre Paul in for vacations this week. The head coach John Harbaugh appears willing to keep them around for a longer period of time.

When questioned if the team had strategies to sign one or both of the players in the close future, Harbaugh responded, “I hope so,” before updating that he wants to be sure that the players are in good enough health to make a contribution to the Ravens’ wins.

According to the team’s website, he said “That would be great”.  “I’ve already asked them once, and I’ll ask them again, ‘Are you in shape? Are you ready to go play? Are you ready to run around and help us win?’ Because that’s what I care about; we’re not trying to do anyone any favors here. We want guys who will come in and help us win right now. If you’re ready to do that — that’s really for any player — come on.”

At this point, both players haven’t signed with the team, but the Ravens make a decision that any veteran can provide them with something they’ve been lacking in the first two weeks of the season.

About John Harbaugh

Baltimore Ravens
Position: Head coach
Personal information
Born: September 23, 1962 (age 59)
Toledo, Ohio
Career information
High school: Pioneer (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
College: Miami (OH)
Career history
As a coach:
  • Western Michigan (1984–1987)
    Running backs coach & outside linebackers
  • Pittsburgh (1987)
    Tight ends coach
  • Morehead State (1988)
    Special teams coach & secondary coach
  • Cincinnati (1989–1996)
    Special teams coordinator
  • Indiana (1997)
    Special teams coordinator & defensive backs
  • Philadelphia Eagles (1998–2006)
    Special teams coordinator
  • Philadelphia Eagles (2007)
    Defensive backs coach
  • Baltimore Ravens (2008–present)
    Head coach
Career highlights and awards
  • Super Bowl champion (XLVII)
  • AP NFL Coach of the Year (2019)
  • PFWA Coach of the Year (2019)
NFL coaching record
  • Most road playoff wins: 8
Head coaching record
Regular season: 138–88 (.611)
Postseason: 11–8 (.579)
Career: 149–96 (.608)
Coaching stats at PFR