The Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator search looked like a two-man race between Kyle Shanahan and internal candidate Jim Hostler as late as yesterday, as Kirby Wilson was hired by the Minnesota Vikings as their RBs coach. Despite a messy split this offseason with the Washington Redskins, Shanahan was seen as the clear favorite, since he is one of the best offensive coordinators in the league and would be a huge hire for the Ravens. It looks like the Ravens might not hire Shanahan as their offensive coordinator, but they will get an even better OC and still manage to have Shanahan on the staff.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that not only has former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak emerged as the favorite for the Ravens offensive coordinator position, but John Harbaugh and the club are looking to absolutely juice up their coaching staff. The Ravens are trying to hire Kubiak and his former coordinators in Shanahan and the ever-underrated Rick Dennison, and that would be a huge slap in the face to the Cleveland Browns, who are desperate for a strong offensive coordinator and showed interest in Kubiak at one point (Kubiak never seemed interested in joining their staff).
It looked like Kubiak would simply decide to take the year off, but that could all change if the Ravens are able to hire him away. And if they are able to hire two other elite offense-minded coaches in Shanahan and Dennison, then Joe Flacco, Ray Rice, and the rest of the Ravens offense will be in incredible hands. The mini-Texans-at-their-best-on-offense, huh?