The Tennessee Titans named Chris Palmer as offensive coordinator.
Palmer has 20 years of NFL experience, including two seasons as the head coach for the Cleveland Browns and seven seasons as an offensive coordinator with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans. Last year, he was the head coach of the Hartford Colonials in the United Football League. From 2007-09, Palmer was the quarterback coach for the New York Giants. He worked with Eli Manning during his tenure in New York and saw him post significant increases in his passer rating each year, including a career high 93.1 rating in 2009. The 2008 edition of the Giants captured Super Bowl XLII and Manning earned MVP honors for the game. Before joining the Giants, Palmer spent one season as the quarterback coach with Bill Parcells at the Dallas Cowboys. In his one season there, Tony Romo led the Cowboys to the playoffs in his first season as the starter.
“I was able to talk to a number of candidates and Chris was the coach who fit what I was looking for,” said Titans head coach Mike Munchak. “Chris has a wealth of experience as a coordinator and a coach. He is a great teacher of the game and has been around a variety of good coaches and winning football programs. He has helped develop many quarterbacks and understands what that process is like, as he raised their games to a high level over time.”