According to Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, Ken Whisenhunt has accepted an offer to be the next head coach of the Tennessee Titans. This news comes less than 24 hours after the San Diego Chargers, where Whisenhunt was serving as offensive coordinator. Whisenhunt was part of a revival for Philip Rivers this year after an off year in 2012.
We know that Whisenhunt can work with top level quarterbacks, experience success as an offensive coordinator with Ben Roethlisberger, Kurt Warner, and Philip Rivers. Less known is whether he can identify or bring along someone with a less certain future. In Arizona, his tenure came to an end when the offensive side crashed with horrible quarterback play after Kurt Warner retired. Of course, there is an old saying about making chicken salad out of less than ideal ingredients.
Whisenhunt will now get to work with Jake Locker, who has played in only 18 games the last two years, and has shown just enough promise not to give up on him, but not enough to have total confidence.
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