OWINGS MILLS — The Baltimore Ravens might have already earned their first victory of the season over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
They are expected to hire former Indianapolis Colts coach Jim Caldwell as their new quarterbacks coach days after Caldwell was interviewed by Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.
When the Ravens retained offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, coach John Harbaugh said that hiring a quarterbacks coach was a possibility. And now it’s expected to become a reality once Caldwell finalizes a contract with the AFC North champions.
Caldwell has a long history of working with injured Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, but was fired following a 2-14 season where Manning didn’t play at all following neck surgery.
Caldwell has been a quarterbacks coach at Penn State, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and with the Colts.
Caldwell was replaced by Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco passed for 3,610 yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, outplaying New England Patriots quarrterback in an AFC championship game loss. Flacco passed for two touchdowns and one interception during a 23-20 loss.
Caldwell was the head coach with the Colts for three seasons, succeeding Tony Dungy.
He was previously a head coach at Wake Forest.
The Colts made it to the Super Bowl in Caldwell’s first season as head coach, but lost to the New Orleans Saints.
The Colts lost to the New York Jets in the playoffs the following year.