Baltimore Ravens promote Greg Roman to offensive coordinator to replace Marty Mornhinweg

  • Baltimore Ravens promote Greg Roman to offensive coordinator to replace Marty Mornhinweg

Baltimore Ravens promote Greg Roman to offensive coordinator to replace Marty Mornhinweg

The switch to Lamar Jackson at quarterback in Week 11 saw the offense flip the script and run the ball significantly more than they passed. The two players, if you watched the Ravens at all this season, have quite different playing styles.

In the end, though, it wasn't enough for Mornhinweg to retain his job as the team's offensive coordinator.

Greg Roman has been promoted to Ravens offensive coordinator, coach John Harbaugh confirmed Friday, marking the end of Marty Mornhinweg's tenure as play-caller as the team looks to build on quarterback Lamar Jackson's rookie season. He was widely credited with helping to rejuvenate the Ravens' running game previous year with running back Alex Collins and this season after Jackson took over for Joe Flacco in Week 11. There's no word yet on what that role would be. Roman has experience as an offensive coordinator, including experience with developing a mobile quarterback in San Francisco with former 49ers Colin Kaepernick.

"Increasing Greg's responsibilities will help us get where we're going on offense", Harbaugh said in a Ravens press release.

The 46-year-old Roman is yet another National Football League coach who attended Division III John Carroll, which also produced Don Shula, New England Patriots general manager Nick Caserio and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, Los Angeles Chargers GM Tom Telesco, and retired linebacker London Fletcher, among others.