The Baltimore Ravens’ offensive coaching staff started this season with Joe Flacco at quarterback and ended it with Lamar Jackson at the position. The two players, if you watched the Ravens at all this season, have quite different playing styles.
Even though offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg seemed to handle the change pretty well, with Jackson the team’s quarterback going forward, head coach John Harbaugh made a switch.
Greg Roman promoted to coordinator
Via Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic Baltimore, Harbaugh is promoting Greg Roman to offensive coordinator.
Roman joined the Ravens in 2017 as a senior offensive assistant and tight ends coach; this season, he was assistant head coach and tight ends coach.
Though he’s losing the coordinator job, Zrebiec reports that Harbaugh has asked Mornhinweg to remain with the team in a different role. There’s no word yet on what that role would be.
Baltimore’s running backs coach, Thomas Hammock, is reportedly a top candidate to become the head coach at his alma mater, Northern Illinois, so there could be more changes coming to the Ravens’ staff.
Roman has experience with mobile QBs
One big thing that likely led to the switch to Roman: He has experience – and success – with a quarterback like Jackson.
Roman was the offensive coordinator with the San Francisco 49ers from 2011-14, working primarily with Colin Kaepernick. In 2012, Roman and Kaepernick helped the 49ers advance to the Super Bowl (where they lost to Harbaugh’s Ravens); the next year, they were back in the NFC title game.
The 46-year-old Roman is yet another NFL coach who attended Division III John Carroll, which also produced Don Shula, New England Patriots general manager Nick Caserio and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Los Angeles Chargers GM Tom Telesco, and retired linebacker London Fletcher, among others.