Ravens Take Zorn

Zorn was fired earlier this month by the Redskins

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    CHARLOTTE, NC - OCTOBER 11: Head coach Jim Zorn of Washington Redskins watches on before the start of their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on October 11, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

    Former Washington Redskins head coach Jim Zorn has been hired by the Baltimore Ravens to be their quarterbacks coach.

    Since being fired Jan. 4 by the Redskins after two seasons as their head coach, it was a rather short down time between jobs -- something Zorn told Redskins Insider Jason Reid he's grateful for.

    "I'm very excited about having a job, No. 1, and then having a job with another excellent organization," Zorn said in a phone interview with Reid. "The Ravens were in the playoffs this year, and they're not losing too many guys, so I think it's just a really good situation to be in."

    Zorn takes over for Hue Jackson, who left to become offensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders. He was a quarterbacks coach with the Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks before being hired by the Redskins.

    In a statement posted on their website about the hiring, Ravens coach John Harbaugh praised Zorn for playing successfully in the NFL for a long time and said he's impressed with the former Redskins coach as a person too.

    "He knows what quarterbacks go through in this league," Harbaugh said. "He [Zorn] has been a quarterbacks coach, a head coach and he is familiar with our offense. That's a great résumé."