Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell interviewed this weekend with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the position of offensive coordinator, but the team has decided to go another direction. Jim Caldwell is now expected to be hired by the Baltimore Ravens. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Twitter early this morning, Caldwell is likely to be hired as the Baltimore Ravens quarterback coach.
Schefter tweeted, “After visiting the Steelers this weekend, former Colts HC Jim Caldwell plans to join Ravens offensive staff, likely as QB coach”.
Caldwell, 57, has been involved in coaching since 1977 when he joined the Iowa University staff as a graduate assistant. Caldwell was the quarterbacks coach at Penn State University from 1986 until 1992. In the NFL, Caldwell held the role of quarterbacks coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2001 and then followed Tony Dungy to Indianapolis, filling the same role from 2002 until 2008. Caldwell held the position of head coach for the Colts from 2009-2011, posting a 26-22 overall record.
The move leaves the Pittsburgh Steelers without an offensive coordinator and it’s now possible that the club could promote current quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner.