Ravens Offensive Coordinator Jim Caldwell appears to be a hot commodity this offseason, as teams search for new head coaches. The leader of one of the worst offenses in 2013 is still garnering a lot of attention because of his ability to develop and work with quarterbacks. He was Peyton Manning’s quarterback coach for years in Indianapolis before becoming their Head Coach for a few seasons, and Caldwell was able to turn the Ravens offense around at the end of last year and help them win a Super Bowl.
Caldwell, who has already interviewed with the Washington Redskins, has another interview lined-up with the Detroit Lions tomorrow according to sources. Also, Caldwell spent a few years on Penn State’s coaching staff years ago and there is reportedly interest from Penn State in interviewing Caldwell for their opening spot.
It’ll be interesting to see if Caldwell is able to land any of those jobs, but it would appear to be a long shot at this time. Caldwell is a smart coach, who seems to be loved and respected by his players, but given the Ravens offensive struggles this year it is hard to imagine someone selling this hire to a fan base. Regardless, Caldwell has shown that he is capable of leading a team to the Super Bowl as a Head Coach and knows how to work with quarterbacks. Those are two important traits for coaches in the NFL these days. If no one hires him, I’d fully expect to see him back in Baltimore despite the team’s struggles this past season.