Dolphins assistant Jim Caldwell takes leave of absence for health issues
Miami Dolphins assistant and quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell was a big addition to the team’s staff this offseason, but he’s now stepping away for health reasons.
Caldwell will take a leave of absence due to unspecified “medical complications” and will spend the 2019 season serving as a consultant to the Dolphins and head coach Brian Flores.
#Dolphins assistant head coach and QB coach Jim Caldwell will take a leave of absence to address health issues, the team says. Caldwell will serve as a consultant to the team for the 2019 season. Jerry Schuplinski, a respected QB voice from New England, will take on a big role.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 13, 2019
“I will be stepping back due to some medical complications that require my full attention,” Caldwell said. “I want to thank Stephen Ross, Chris Grier, Coach Flores and the rest of the organization for the support they have given me and my family.” https://t.co/W0yJRl5861
— Armando Salguero (@ArmandoSalguero) July 13, 2019
Caldwell, regarded as a great coach for quarterbacks, was likely looking forward to helping Josh Rosen tap into his potential this season. Unfortunately, he’ll have to take a step back. Hopefully Caldwell will successfully deal with his issues and be back in a larger role by 2020.