The Baltimore Ravens lost their offensive coordinator when Jim Caldwell decided to become the next head coach of the Detroit Lions. With Caldwell exiting, the team went on a search to find his replacement and have now narrowed the list down to two candidates.
According to CSNBaltimore, the Ravens are expected to either promote wide receivers head coach Jim Hostler to offensive coordinator or they’re going to hire Kyle Shanahan for the job. Kirby Wilson was in the running but decided to join Mike Zimmer’s staff in Minnesota instead.
Either Jim Hostler or Kyle Shanahan will be the Ravens’ next offensive coordinator. CSN-Baltimore has confirmed that Kirby Wilson is no longer a candidate.
Both candidates have their pros and cons. For Hostler, he’s been in the Ravens system and has worked with their talented corps of receivers. But his last offensive coordinator gig was with the San Francisco 49ers in 2007 when they had the league’s worst offense.
Shanahan has proven he’s a sharp offensive mind, but the most recent season with the Redskins isn’t something he’s highlighting one his resume, nor is the fact that Robert Griffin III regressed in his second season with Shanahan.
Either way, the Ravens are expected to be name one of the two men to the position in the upcoming week.