Ravens OC Greg Roman Steps Down After Underwhelming Season

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The Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman has decided to step down from his role with the team following the Ravens’ 24-17 loss in the wildcard game against the Cincinnati Bengals to bring their season to a disappointing end. Roman had one year remaining on his contract at the time of Thursday’s announcement.

Roman’s decision to step down comes amid fan outrage and dissatisfaction in the Ravens’ locker room. He offered the following comment at the time of his announcement:

“After visiting with Coach [John] Harbaugh and after huddling with my family, I have decided that now is the right time to move on from the Ravens so that I can explore new challenges and opportunities. I’ll truly miss Baltimore, but at the same time I am excited to attack my next opportunity with focus and passion.”

During Roman’s tenure, the Ravens’ offense appeared to gradually weaken, with the team going from an NFL-best 33.2 points per game in 2019 to 20.6 points per game in 2022; ranking them 19th in the league in this respect.

While Roman is credited with devising Baltimore’s effective outside-the-box offense around quarterback Lamar Jackson during the successful 2019 season, he has struggled this season due to Jackson’s unavailability through injury.