Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell takes the sphere with quarterback Joe Flacco throughout a December 2012 recreation.

Former Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell is about to be interviewed by the Jacksonville Jaguars following the departure of City Meyer earlier in December.

ESPN’s Jeremey Fowler was the primary to report Caldwell’s interview with the Jaguars, including that the previous Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts head coach could be “within the combine” for the job.

Caldwell has not coached within the NFL since he was fired by the Lions after the 2017 season, regardless of main Detroit to 2 playoff appearances in his 4 seasons as head coach. He owns a 62-50 profession file as a head coach, together with two postseason berths with the Colts throughout Peyton Manning‘s final three years in Indianapolis.

Caldwell joins a variety of coaches into consideration to be the Jaguars’ subsequent head coach, together with Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich and former Philadelphia Eagles Tremendous Bowl-winning coach Doug Pederson, per NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero.

Caldwell has earlier expertise teaching a number of gamers below contract in Jacksonville for subsequent season, together with extensive receivers Jamal Agnew and Marvin Jones. Agnew was a rookie on the Lions throughout Caldwell’s closing season in Detroit, incomes first-team All-Professional honors as a kick and punt returner. Two of Jones’ years in Detroit overlapped with Caldwell’s tenure as head coach, together with a career-best 1,101 receiving yards, additionally in 2017.

Whereas it’s been nearly a decade since Caldwell coached for the Ravens, his time in Baltimore might provide a number of clues as to his slot in Jacksonville.

Caldwell’s Tenure in Baltimore

Caldwell spent two season because the offensive coordinator in Baltimore, together with the Ravens’ Tremendous Bowl victory in February 2013.

The common season outcomes of the Ravens offense below Caldwell’s course aren’t particularly spectacular; Baltimore completed tenth and twenty fifth in whole factors and sixteenth and twenty ninth in whole yards in 2012 and 2013.

However Caldwell introduced out the perfect from Tremendous Bowl XLVII MVP Joe Flacco throughout Baltimore’s 2013 playoff run, with the now-New York Jets quarterback throwing 11 touchdowns and 0 interceptions over 4 video games.

Caldwell has a historical past of creating quarterbacks, courting again to his time in Indianapolis. Earlier than he took over as head coach in 2009, Caldwell was the Colts’ quarterbacks coach for seven years, which included 4 first-team All-Professional seasons from Peyton Manning.

Caldwell’s expertise teaching proficient quarterbacks taken with the primary general decide within the NFL Draft might assist him in Jacksonville, the place the Jaguars are hoping that Trevor Lawrence would be the participant to show the historically-dismal franchise round.

Ravens Defensive Coordinator Additionally Underneath Consideration

Present Ravens defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale could possibly be one other candidate to take over the top coach job in Jacksonville. Certainly one of his former assistants, Joe Cullen, is the Jaguars’ defensive coordinator, and ex-Ravens quarterback Robert Griffin III already endorsed Martindale for the gig.

NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport reported that City Meyer “praised the protection and DC Joe Cullen endlessly” on December 19. The Jaguars at the moment make use of a blitz-heavy protection derived from the one created in Baltimore by Martindale, main Rapoport to say Martindale as a possible Meyer successor.

“He created that protection, which they might maintain, however change out the offense,” wrote Rapoport.

There have been no stories of any requests from the Jaguars to the Ravens to interview Martindale, although their head coach search is predicted to speed up after the tip of the common season.

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