Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh will announce the team’s official choice at offensive coordinator at a press conference this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. ET, and the Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson reports that the Ravens will indeed hire former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak as their offensive coordinator. It would honestly be a shock for the Ravens to hire someone else, and the ultra-reliable Wilson’s report that Kubiak will be “the guy” pretty much seals the move. There’s been an awful lot of smoke, and it all started with Adam Schefter’s report that Kubiak had become the favorite (it was pretty out-of-the-blue, too) and escalated further when beat writers chimed in with reports.
The Ravens are trying to build a massively stacked coaching staff on the offensive side of the ball, and two former Texans offensive coordinators under Kubiak in Kyle Shanahan, who was the original favorite to win the OC gig, and the criminally underrated Rick Dennison could be hired. Dennison and John Harbaugh, per a report yesterday from Wilson, had been talking prior to today, so it’s no surprise that Wilson is also reporting that the Ravens are expected to hire Dennison.
Wilson states that it’s “unclear” if others, most notably Shanahan, will be hired by the Ravens, and it will be interesting to see if the team is able to bag all three offensive geniuses. I think Kubiak would love to have Shanahan on his side, but we’ll see if that ends up being the case. As it stands right now, the rival Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator search just got a whole lot harder.