A day after learning offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell was departing to become the head coach of the Detroit Lions, the Ravens weren’t wasting time in trying to find his replacement.
According to the NFL Network, the Ravens interviewed former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan for the position on Wednesday. The 34-year-old also interviewed for Miami’s offensive coordinator position before the Dolphins instead hired Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor.
Fired at the end of the 2013 season after the Redskins finished with a 3-13 record and his father Mike Shanahan was dismissed as head coach, Shanahan has spent six years as an NFL offensive coordinator with Houston and Washington and was regarded as an up-and-coming assistant with head-coaching aspirations before the disastrous 2013 campaign. Washington finished ninth in total yards and 23rd in points scored in 2013 as second-year quarterback Robert Griffin III struggled while coming back from a torn ACL suffered last January.
The Ravens are expected to interview several candidates for the opening, including wide receivers coach Jim Hostler as well as other candidates from outside the organization.