Assistant coaches around the NFL are kicking up their heels and enjoying their only down time of the year. The summer vacation is just a little bit sweeter for the Baltimore Ravens' coaching staff.
According to the National Football Post, coach John Harbaugh presented each of his assistant coaches with a replica of the 2013 Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy on June 18 -- the last day of work before the summer break.
The original Lombardi Trophy, handcrafted by Tiffany & Co. into seven pounds of sterling silver, is valued at $25,000 to $50,000 and requires about four months to create. Each of the replicas is estimated to cost $10,000 to $20,000.
The Ravens' official website lists 22 assistant coaches. If each one received a trophy, Harbaugh shelled out between $220,000 and $440,000 from his own pocket. He's raised the bar for the next Super Bowl-winning coach.
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