The Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator search could be drawing to a close soon, and the three top candidates seem to be former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, Ravens wide receivers coach Jim Hostler, and Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson. But per a source close to the Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson, Wilson is no longer in consideration for the Ravens job, as the Ravens “are expected” to hire another one of their finalists.
Hostler, Wilson, and Shanahan received second interviews recently, and I’m starting to wonder if the news of Wilson not getting the job means that Shanahan will be hired. He’s clearly the best of the three options, even if he had a messy split with the Redskins and was the subject of several negative rumors. Shanahan is one of the league’s brightest minds on the offensive side of the ball, and he would be an excellent hire for John Harbaugh and the Ravens. He’s one of the better play-callers around, and he sure knows how to get the most out of skill position players; that’s something the Ravens really need.
With this news of Wilson no longer being in consideration, I think Kyle Shanahan is the favorite, and Hoslter is still the backup plan. If the Ravens can’t hire a top candidate from another squad, then they’ll take the safe, internal candidate in Hostler.
I’m sure Steelers fans are happy that their RBs coach won’t be poached by their bitter rivals.