When Jim Caldwell was fired as Colts head coach a couple weeks ago, it paved the way for Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano to head to Indianapolis to take over the vacant coaching job.
Now, it appears Caldwell will be joining the Ravens’ coaching staff.
The Ravens plan to hire Caldwell as their new quarterbacks coach, according to an ESPN.com report.
Caldwell was 26-22 in three seasons as Colts head coach and led his team to the Super Bowl in his first year after taking over for longtime coach Tony Dungy. But Caldwell’s Colts went just 2-14 this season, and he was let go two weeks ago.
The 57-year-old Caldwell has plenty of experience when it comes to coaching up quarterbacks; he was the Colts’ QB coach/assistant head coach from 2002-2008, and previously coached quarterbacks with the Buccaneers in 2001 and at the collegiate level with Penn State from 1986-1992.
The Ravens announced last week that they’ll be retaining offensive coordinator Cam Cameron for next season, but head coach John Harbaugh said that he’d be open to bringing in a quarterbacks coach. The Ravens had someone in such a position from 2008-2010 (Hue Jackson in 2008 and 2009 and Jim Zorn in 2010) but did not have a QB coach last season. Cameron and offensive assistant Craig Ver Steeg took over those responsibilities.
The Steelers had reportedly looked at Caldwell as an option to fill their vacant offensive coordinator position.