Greg Roman to Step Down as Ravens OC

Baltimore Ravens OC Greg Roman
Baltimore Ravens OC Greg Roman
Photo: USA Today Sports Images

Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman will step down from his position and pursue other opportunities, according to a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.  

'He is a tremendous football coach, as well as a family man and person," Ravens head coach John Harbaugh wrote in a statement released by the Ravens. "Greg devised and led our offense to no fewer than 26 historical NFL and franchise achievements. He established an identity for our offense. We are grateful for Greg's work and abilities, and we wish him and his wonderful family the utmost happiness going forward."

Roman joined the Ravens organization in 2017 as an offensive assistant and tight ends coach, eventually becoming offensive coordinator in 2019. His first year as offensive coordinator coincided with the Ravens offense's best season in DVOA history, with Lamar Jackson winning a unanimous MVP. However, Baltimore has not finished top-ten in offensive DVOA since that season.

2022 marked the first season the Ravens were unable to produce a top-20 running back by DVOA since 2016. In addition, no Baltimore receiver with at least 10 targets finished with a positive DVOA, while Mark Andrews finished with the second-worst DVOA of his five-year career. 

Prior to his time in Baltimore, Roman served as an offensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers. 

Comments

3 comments, Last at 20 Jan 2023, 9:15pm

#1 by serutan // Jan 19, 2023 - 2:36pm

To me, that picture makes it look like he's got some kind of debilitating condition.

Of course, the Nevermores' real problem is trying to read the tea leaves on whether Jackson should be tagged with the dreaded "he's great when healthy" monicker.

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#2 by jimbohead // Jan 19, 2023 - 5:28pm

How long before he's announced as the new Michigan OC?

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#3 by mrh // Jan 20, 2023 - 9:15pm

Would Roman make sense as the OC in Chicago?

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