Jim Caldwell will join Ravens as quarterbacks coach (updated)


Jim Caldwell will be the Baltimore Ravens’ quarterbacks coach. (Andy Lyons / Getty Images)

Jim Caldwell, the former Indianapolis Colts head coach, has been named quarterbacks coach of the Baltimore Ravens.

Caldwell coached the Colts’ quarterbacks, including Peyton Manning, from 2002-2008 and replaced Tony Dungy in 2009. He was fired after three seasons as the Colts’ head coach on Jan. 17.

The role of QBs coach is a key one for the Ravens and Joe Flacco, who has been closer to Hue Jackson and Jim Zorn than to offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. Flacco and Cameron have often clashed and, in an effort to bring the two closer, Coach John Harbaugh had Cameron serve as QBs coach and OC in 2011 (with Zorn moving on to Kansas City).

“After spending considerable time with Jim over the last week, we think he will be an excellent fit with our team,” Coach John Harbaugh said.

Over the weekend, Caldwell interviewed for the Pittsburgh Steelers’ vacant offensive coordinator job, a position he has never held.

The hiring was first reported by ESPN.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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