Baltimore Ravens to Conduct 2nd Interviews With Two OC Candidates

Baltimore Raven head coach John Harbaugh may soon get the help he needs. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the team will conduct second interviews with Georgia offensive coordinator Todd Monken and Seattle Seahawks quarterbacks coach Dave Canales for their offensive coordinator vacancy.

Monken served as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' offensive coordinator from 2016 to 2018, leading the team to two top-10 finishes in yards gained. He also served as OC of the Cleveland Browns in 2019, coaching the team to a 26th finish in points scored. He left the NFL for the Georgia Bulldogs in 2020, where he won consecutive NCAA titles in 2021 and 2022, most recently demolishing TCU 65-7 in the College Football Playoff Championship Final.

Canales is a much less experienced and established coach, but he appears to be the type of promising young offensive mind NFL teams covet. He joined the Seahawks as a wide receivers coach in 2010 and eventually turned his focus to quarterbacks in 2018. He was along for the ride on the Seahawks Super Bowl teams of 2013 and 2014, and he oversaw the shocking emergence of Geno Smith as a viable starting quarterback this season.

The Ravens fired OC Greg Roman earlier this season, and their future on offense will largely depend on how they elect to proceed with impending free-agent quarterback Lamar Jackson. If they intend to move forward with Jackson, Canales' experience coaching mobile Seahawks quarterbacks like Smith and Russell Wilson could serve the Ravens well. If they want to trade Jackson and start over with a more classical dropback passer, Monken could be a good fit.

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