JAMES URBAN joined the Ravens in 2018 as quarterbacks coach. Urban, a 15-year NFL coaching veteran, has experience as part of two prolific NFL offenses. He spent the past seven seasons with AFC North rival Cincinnati, coaching the team's wide receivers, including All-Pro A.J. Green during each of those years. One of the NFL's top receivers, Green ranked fourth in total receiving yards (8,213) from 2011-17. He is also second in both catches and yards and third in TDs on the Bengals' all-time receiving list. Prior to joining Cincinnati, Urban entered the NFL ranks with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2004. After five seasons in two roles under then-head coach Andy Reid, he was promoted to quarterbacks coach in his final two seasons (2009-10), coaching Pro Bowlers Donovan McNabb (2009) and Michael Vick (2010), both of whom excelled under Urban's direction.
Eisenberg: James Urban May Be Ravens' Most Important Hire
While promoting Wink Martindale to defensive coordinator made a big splash, the Ravens' new quarterbacks coach has quietly come in and gone to work. If Urban can get substantive improvement and consistent play out of Joe Flacco, it would be a game-changer for the Ravens.