Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman announced his resignation Thursday after six seasons with the team and four as its primary play-caller.
Roman said he is leaving to pursue other opportunities in a statement released by his agency, Athletes First. The 50-year-old’s job security had been a topic of speculation after the Ravens struggled to consistently produce points during the late stages of a season in which star quarterback Lamar Jackson missed the final six games with a knee injury.
“After visiting with coach [John] Harbaugh and after huddling with my family, I have decided that now is the right time to move on from the Ravens so that I can explore new challenges and opportunities,” Roman said.
“I’ll truly miss Baltimore, but at the same time I am excited to attack my next opportunity with passion and focus.”
Roman’s tenure as offensive coordinator began with a flourish, as the Ravens set an NFL season record with 3,296 rushing yards and averaged a league-high 33.2 points per game in 2019.
Jackson was named the NFL’s MVP that year after setting a league season record for rushing yards by a quarterback (1,206) and leading all players with 36 touchdown passes.
Statement from Head Coach John Harbaugh on Greg Roman. pic.twitter.com/itERSCJP81
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) January 19, 2023
Baltimore finished seventh in scoring the following season and sixth in total yards in 2021, but slipped to 19th and 16th, respectively, in those categories this season amid injuries to Jackson and the team’s top two wide receivers, Rashod Bateman and Devin Duvernay.
Those struggles were most prevalent after Jackson went down in Week 13, as the Ravens averaged just 13.1 points over the final seven games of a season that ended with Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Wild Card round playoffs.
Baltimore ended the campaign 28th in passing yards and 30th in touchdown efficiency within the red zone.
“Greg has led the development and success of a record-setting offence in Baltimore for several seasons,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said in a statement. “He is a tremendous football coach, as well as family man and person.
“Greg devised and led our offence to no fewer than 26 historical and franchise achievements. He established an identity for our offence.”
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