NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Titans on Tuesday named Chris Palmer their new offensive coordinator.
Palmer replaces Mike Heimerdinger, who was relieved of his duties last week.
He 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, Palmer was the head coach of the Hartford Colonials in the United Football League and form 2007 to 2009 he was the quarterbacks coach for the New York Giants.
Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Palmer “fit what I was looking for.”
He said, “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.”
During his time in New York, Palmer worked with Eli Manning 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 quarterbacks coach 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 have known Mike as a player and a coach for 21 years. He was an outstanding player and is a terrific coach,” Palmer said in a release. “Mike and I have had some really good conversations and meetings and I am excited to be joining the staff.”
Palmer will be introduced to the media later this week.
- Feb. 12, 2011: Jerry Gray hired as Titans defensive coordinator
- Feb. 9, 2011: Titans name Bruce Matthews offensive line coach
- Feb. 8, 2011: Titans fire offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger, 2 others
- Feb. 7, 2011: Mike Munchak named Titans head coach