Brian Callahan announced as Titans head coach

The door on the Brian Callahan era for the Cincinnati Bengals officially closed on Wednesday, just two days after reports that the offensive coordinator would go be the head coach of the Tennessee Titans.

Tennessee officially welcomed Callahan as its next head coach on Wednesday, with Jim Wyatt of the team’s official website sharing a message from Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk.

Part of the message pertains to Callahan’s time in Cincinnati:

“If you look at his history, Brian has been a part of a Super Bowl winning team (Denver, 2015) and another team that advanced to the Super Bowl (Cincinnati, 2021). He’s worked in a variety of dynamic offenses with top-flight quarterbacks. At each step of his career, he’s shown the flexibility and intelligence to make an impact.

“During his time with the Bengals, he was trusted with a number of responsibilities—offensive design, quarterback development, a contributor to the free agency and draft processes—and showed the ability to be a resource in all of those areas. As we seek sustained success and pursue a championship, Brian has seen firsthand what that looks like, and he is the right person to lead us there.

The Bengals interviewed at least one outside candidate for the offensive coordinator job before promoting quarterbacks coach Dan Pitcher into the role, despite him having a trio of interviews lined up with other teams.

Story originally appeared on Bengals Wire