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Greg Roman named Top Assistant Coach, John Harbaugh wins NFL Coach of the Year

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Posted at 11:41 AM, Feb 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-02 11:41:32-05

MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore coordinator Greg Roman, who oversaw one of the most dynamic offenses in league history, was chosen The Associated Press NFL Assistant Coach of the Year.

The first Ravens coach to win the award, Roman dominated his field the way his quarterback, Lamar Jackson, ran through and around opponents this season.

Roman received 41 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. The next closest was San Francisco defensive coordinator Robert Saleh with three votes.

Roman has worked for five NFL teams and this is his second stint in Baltimore. The Ravens gained more yards on the ground (3,296) than any team in league history, and Jackson set a mark for rushing yards by a quarterback. Baltimore went 14-2 in the regular season, the NFL’s best record.

John Harbaugh also won The Associated Press NFL Coach of the Year award after guiding the Ravens to a league-best 14-2 record, including 12 consecutive wins to end the regular season. Harbaugh earned 27 1-2 votes, nearly double what San Francisco's Kyle Shanahan received.

The award winners were announced at NFL Honors.