Zorn joins Ravens as QBs coach

Updated: January 31, 2010, 7:32 AM ET
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The Baltimore Ravens announced on Saturday they have hired ex-Redskins coach Jim Zorn as their quarterbacks coach.

"Jim played successfully in the league for a long time, and certainly understands what an NFL quarterback goes through," Ravens coach John Harbaugh told The Baltimore Sun. "He has been an NFL quarterback coach, NFL head coach and is familiar with our offense. That's a great resume for us."

Zorn replaces Hue Jackson, who left the Ravens to join the Oakland Raiders as their offensive coordinator.

Zorn was fired by the Redskins after a 4-12 season, capped by a 23-20 loss to the San Diego Chargers in the season finale. It was the team's worst record in 15 years. Zorn was 12-20 in two seasons in Washington.

"I've gotten to know Jim the last couple of years and I'm impressed with him as a person," Harbaugh said. "He's a good, kind and decent man. He's an exciting addition to our staff."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.