Zachary Orr Returns to Baltimore, Hired as New Linebackers Coach

Former Ravens linebacker Zachary Orr will make his return to Baltimore, this time as the Ravens new inside linebackers coach. Rob Ryan coached the Ravens linebackers last season, but was not brought back after only one season with the team.

Undrafted in 2014 out of North Texas, Orr spent three seasons with the Ravens from 2014-2017. Orr spent most of his first two seasons playing mostly special teams, but 2016 would be a break out year for Orr as he was named a second-team All-Pro. Starting in 15 games Orr recorded 132 tackles, five passes defensed, and added three interceptions. Orr’s season was cut short however, as he was placed on injured reserve before the 2016 season finale.

Orr unexpectedly retired at the end of the 2016 season citing a congenital neck/spine conditions, which was the cause for him missing the remainder of the 2016 season. In the summer of 2017 Orr attempted to return to the NFL after being cleared by doctors to do so even with his condition. The Ravens did not attempt to bring Orr back, making him a free agent. After several visits to various teams, no team would sign him largely due to his spinal condition. Orr would officially retire in August of 2017. Orr finished a short NFL career totaling 162 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble, and three interceptions.

After retiring Orr went into coaching, joining the Ravens staff as a defensive analyst. After spending four seasons with the Ravens from 2017-2020, Orr was hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars as their outside linebackers coach under head coach Urban Meyer. Orr was instrumental in assisting outside linebacker Josh Allen record 7.5 sacks in 2021.

Orr will look to help a young group of Ravens linebackers that include Patrick Queen and Malik Harrison who will both be entering their third year in 2022.

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