BALTIMORE, Md. — The Ravens promoted Greg Roman to offensive coordinator on Friday.
“Increasing Greg’s responsibilities will help us get where we’re going on offense,” Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh said in a statement released by the team. “His role with our offense has already been significant and substantial. His understanding of the run game we are building – which we saw some of in the second half of the season – and how it integrates with a consistent and big-play passing game is exciting.”
Roman replaces Marty Mornhinweg as O.C. Mornhinweg had been in the position since October 2016. The Ravens reportedly offered to let Mornhinweg remain a part of the staff, but a statement issued Friday afternoon said he will not remain a part of the team.
“We tried to keep Marty, but he has decided to move on, and I respect that,” Harbaugh said. “He’s a really good coach and helped us win the AFC North last season and get close to the playoffs the previous two years.”
Roman was assistant head coach and tight ends coach last season. He’s been instrumental in designing the Ravens run game since coming on-board in 2017.
The 46-year-old has been an NFL offensive coordinator twice previously. He was in Buffalo from 2015-16. He worked under Jim Harbaugh in San Francisco from 2011-14.
Both jobs saw him work with mobile quarterbacks. He helped Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers reach Super Bowl XLVII, where they lost to Baltimore. While with the Bills he worked with Tyrod Taylor.