Just four days after losing Hue Jackson to the Raiders, the Ravens have found a new quarterbacks coach, and they're going with a guy familiar with the Mid-Atlantic area.
The team has announced that they've hired former Redskins head coach Jim Zorn as their QB coach. Zorn got the nod over Al Saunders, who was with the Ravens as an offensive consultant this season and was thought to also be a candidate for the job.
Zorn spent the last two years as the head coach in Washington, but prior to his stint in DC, he was a quarterbacks coach with the Seahawks and Lions for 10 total seasons.
A former NFL QB himself, Zorn is considered a great quarterback tutor by those around the league. He might not have had great success as the top dog with the Skins, but in Seattle, Zorn helped Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck make major strides in his progression.
Now, he'll be asked to do the same with Joe Flacco.
"Jim played successfully in the NFL for a long time," head coach John Harbaugh said in a statement. "He knows what quarterbacks go through in this league. He has been a quarterbacks coach and a head coach, and he is familiar with our offense. That's a great rÃ©sumÃ©.
"I've gotten to know Jim for the last couple of years, and I have been impressed with him as a person. He's a good, decent man, and he will be an excellent addition to the Ravens. This is an exciting addition to our staff."