Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Ravens have hired ex-Redskins head coach Jim Zorn as quarterbacks coach. Zorn beat out Al Saunders for the job. A consultant for the 2009 Ravens, Saunders’ status with the organization is uncertain.
Zorn emerged as the front-runner for the job as recently as early Saturday. While becoming a position coach after serving as a head coach last year is easily perceived as a massive step back for Zorn’s career, coaching QBs is probably what he should’ve been doing all along.
In Baltimore, Zorn will be charged with overseeing the development of promising starter Joe Flacco, 2006 Heisman winner Troy Smith, and former second-round pick John Beck.
Unless, of course, Smith is traded to the Browns.