Ex-Colts coach Caldwell joins Ravens as quarterbacks coach

Jim Caldwell has already landed on his feet, less than two weeks after he was fired as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts.

The Baltimore Ravens hired Caldwell as quarterbacks coach Monday, the team announced.

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"After spending considerable time with Jim over the last week, we think he will be an excellent fit with our team, coaching the quarterbacks and helping with our offense," coach John Harbaugh said in a statement. "We believe he enhances our staff. Jim has a tremendous history coaching at the college and pro level, especially working with quarterbacks and providing help with offenses. The timing is right to add a quarterbacks coach after Cam (Cameron) and Joe (Flacco) worked so closely and well together this year. It's the right step for us now."

The Ravensannounced Friday that they would retain Cameron, but Harbaugh maintained he was open to bringing in a quarterbacks coach to work with Flacco. Cameron held that position last season.

Caldwell compiled a 26-22 record in three seasons with the Colts, taking the team to the Super Bowl during his first year. He was fired Jan. 17 after a 2-14 season in which the team was without quarterback Peyton Manning, who underwent neck surgery in September.

Caldwell was the Colts' quarterbacks coach from 2002 to 2008 before being promoted to head coach.

"I am really excited to work with coach Harbaugh, Cam and the rest of the coaching staff," Caldwell said. "It's a great fit for me, and I'm happy they saw it that way. I can't wait to get started with the Ravens, an organization that from top to bottom is one of the NFL's best. I'm looking forward to coming to Baltimore."

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