After failing to make Jay Cutler a star in Chicago, will Marc Trestman revive his coaching career by bringing Joe Flacco to the next level?
The Baltimore Ravens have announced the hiring of former Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman as their new offensive coordinator.
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The official announcement was made early in the afternoon on the Baltimore Ravens Twitter page:
The Ravens have hired former Chicago Bears Head Coach Marc Trestman as the team’s offensive coordinator.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) January 20, 2015
Trestman replaces former offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, who opted out of his job with the Ravens on Monday to become the head coach of the Denver Broncos.
Considered one of the best offensive minds in the NFL, Trestman spent the last two seasons as the head coach of the Chicago Bears, but was unable to get the team over the hump despite record setting performances by the offense – due in large part to a terrible defense and consistent struggles by QB Jay Cutler. Treatman along with GM Phil Emery, were fired at the end of the 2014 NFL season following a 5-11 finish. In two seasons with the team he compiled a meager 13-19 record.
In a news release on the Ravens team website, Staff Writer Garrett Downing wrote that “Trestman has a strong pedigree as an offensive mind. He has been the offensive coordinator for four NFL teams, including the Cleveland Browns while Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome was a player.”
Downing also pointed out an important detail on the last time Trestman served as an Offensive Coordinator:
“His last time as an offensive coordinator came in Oakland in 2002-2003, where he helped lead the Raiders to a Super Bowl XXXVII appearance. During that season, Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon was named the NFL’s MVP after throwing for 4,689 yards.”
No doubt the Ravens are hoping THAT Marc Trestman can bring them back to Superbowl contention in 2015.