As Super Bowl XLVIII preparations ramp up Monday, the defending Super Bowl champions are reportedly expected to make a call on their next offensive coordinator.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Ravens are expected to choose between wide receivers coach Jim Hostler and former Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan on Monday.
Hostler, who has coached the Ravens’ receivers for six seasons, was the 49ers’ offensive coordinator in 2007, while Shanahan has been a coordinator the last six seasons, with stints in Houston (2008-2009) and Washington (2010-2013).
For Hostler, the Ravens’ job would be a second shot at running an offense after a challenging one-season stint with San Francisco. The 49ers started four quarterbacks in his one year in charge.
For Shanahan, the Ravens’ position would be an opportunity to jump-start his career after Washington’s disappointing 2013 campaign. It would also give him a chance to stand on his own and perhaps chart a new career path after working for his father, Mike, the last four seasons.