Nashville, TN, United States (4E Sports) – The Tennessee Titans announced that Ken Whisenhunt has accepted an offer to become the team’s next coach, with president/CEO Tommy Smith calling it a “big day for this franchise”.
“Ken is a well-respected coach in this league and I am looking forward to seeing his vision become reality for this team,” said Smith, adding that the Titans will have a news conference Tuesday to formally introduce their new coach.
With a new job, Whisenhunt will give head coaching another shot. During his other head coaching experience, he went 45-51 with the Arizona Cardinals, taking the team to its only appearance in a Super Bowl.
After Whisenhunt fulfilled his duties as the San Diego Chargers’ offensive coordinator in Sunday’s AFC showdown against the Denver Broncos, he started talks and worked toward a potential deal with the Titans.
Whisenhunt was strongly impressed with the Titans and the potential working relationship with GM Ruston Webster even though the team has questions at quarterback.
Aside from the Titans, the Detroit Lions were also eyeing Whisenhunt, who will replace Mike Munchak.