The Baltimore Ravens continue to search for a new offensive coordinator after they watched Jim Caldwell become the next head coach of the Detroit Lions.
They’ve been carefully gauging all of their options and were set to make a hire last week, presumably between the likes of Kyle Shanahan, Kirby Wilson, Scott Linehan and internal candidate Jim Hostler.
But it appears a new name has emerged that would be better than any of those candidates, and it’s former Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak, according to Matt Vensel of the Baltimore Sun:
The team was expected to make an announcement regarding a new offensive coordinator late last week, but then a mystery candidate emerged Sunday.
It turns out it was Kubiak, the former Houston Texans head coach who previously served as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach when the Denver Broncos won a pair of Super Bowls nearly two decades ago. He is now considered the favorite.
Kubiak was fired this year during a season in which the Texans finished 2-14. Kubiak had been with the club for eight seasons and is regarded as one of the better offensive-minded coaches in the NFL.
Overall, he’s been in six Super Bowls, three as a player and three as an assistant coach. He has been part of three Super Bowl-winning teams, one with the 49ers and two with the Broncos.
If the Ravens were to hire him, it would be a huge win for quarterback Joe Flacco, who regressed in 2013 on his way to throwing 22 interceptions and only 19 touchdowns.