The Ravens have hired Greg Lewis, who helped the Kansas City Chiefs win two Super Bowls in recent years, as their wide receivers coach. He’ll be tasked with leading one of the Ravens’ most oft-criticized position groups.
Lewis spent the past six seasons in Kansas City, first as their wide receivers coach from 2017 to 2020 and then as running backs coach in 2021 and 2022. During that time, the Chiefs won six straight AFC West titles and two Super Bowls, including the most recent.
He’ll replace Tee Martin, who served as the Ravens’ wide receivers coach for the past two seasons and is now coaching the team’s quarterbacks.
A walk-on at Illinois and then an undrafted free agent, Lewis played in the NFL as a receiver from 2003 to 2010. He caught a touchdown for the Philadelphia Eagles in their Super Bowl loss to the New England Patriots at the end of the 2004 season and went on to play for the Minnesota Vikings.
He then coached wide receivers at the college level before coaching with the New Orleans Saints and the Eagles.
In a statement, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said that Lewis “has contributed to championship-level offenses and is a proven and creative game-planner.”
“A leader and effective instructor of the craft, Greg has a proven track record of developing talent and maximizing his units’ production,” Harbaugh said.
As attention remains focused on star quarterback Lamar Jackson, who received the nonexclusive franchise tag from the Ravens Tuesday, the team’s wide receivers’ room remains slim.
The Ravens are expected to get Rashod Bateman, a first-round pick in 2021, back from a foot injury that ended his 2022 season early, but largely have question marks at the position. The team could add a wide receiver early in next month’s NFL draft.
Lewis is the latest in a series of coaching moves for the Ravens. On the offensive side alone, they’ll have a new offensive coordinator in Todd Monken, as well as a new quarterbacks coach (Martin, who changed positions), running backs coach (Willie Taggart) and receivers coach.