Ravens: 4 offensive coordinator replacements for Greg Roman

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2. James Urban, quarterbacks coach, Baltimore Ravens

Another potential internal option is quarterbacks coach James Urban. Urban has been with the Ravens since 2018 and perhaps no person has been more instrumental in the development of Lamar Jackson as he has.

The longtime Cincinnati Bengals assistant coach has done great work with Jackson and is familiar with the entire offensive staff which would seemingly make him a great choice as the team’s next offensive coordinator.

The advantage to hiring Urban is obvious.

He has experience not only with the current Ravens offensive personnel, but with the coaching staff as well. You wouldn’t need to employ a full-on offensive staff overhaul if Urban was promoted.

On top of that, he’s worked with Greg Roman long enough that he could implement some of the successful elements of his coaching genius.

Roman’s approach to the running game might not be able to be replicated by someone like Urban or Hamilton who specializes in quarterbacks.

But Urban’s experience with Roman will allow him to deploy a best-of-both-worlds strategy. After all, despite the endless amount of flack Roman gets, he deserves a lot of credit for his run-game genius.

The downside is that Urban has never called plays at any level before and has never been more than a position coach. This would be a major step-up for him.

But his experience with the organization could be enough to make up for that.