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Todd Downing is an American football coach who is the offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL).
|Born:||July 22, 1980
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
|High school:||Eden Prairie (MN)|
He has previously served as offensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders and also previously served as an assistant coach for the Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions and St. Louis Rams.
Downing played quarterback for the Minnesota Maulers, a semi-pro football team from 2000 to 2002. Todd played Quarterback and defensive back while helping the Maulers to 3 consecutive championship games.
Todd Downing DUI
Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downing was arrested in Williamson County, Tennessee, early Friday morning after the team’s 27-17 win over the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.
According to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department, Downing was charged with DUI and speeding.
Rapoport noted Downing posted bond near 7 a.m. local time Friday morning.
Per the arrest information provided by Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com, Downing was pulled over at 3:49 a.m. local time and officially booked at 4:39 a.m. local time.
Per Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, the Titans’ team flight left Green Bay at 12:15 a.m. Central time and landed in Nashville at 2:11 a.m. Central time.
According to Florio, there has been no indication of when Downing would have consumed alcohol, but he noted the NFL has “very strict rules regarding teams making alcohol available to players and coaches.”
According to McCormick, the NFL’s personal conduct policy states a first-time DUI offense could be punishable by a three-game suspension without pay.
The Titans have yet to comment on the situation. McCormick noted head coach Mike Vrabel is scheduled to meet with the media over Zoom at 11:30 a.m. Central time.
Todd Downing arrested
Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downing was arrested for driving under the influence and speeding Friday morning, according to the Williamson County Sheriff (via NFL Media). The arrest came hours after the Titans defeated the Green Bay Packers, 27-17, at Lambeau Field.
Downing’s intake time was 4:39 a.m., and he posted bail at 6:46 a.m. CT.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol pulled Downing over because he was driving at a high speed, and the trooper then noticed “obvious signs of an intoxicant,” according the the THP.
The Titans’ team plane left Green Bay around midnight CT and landed back in Nashville at 2:07 a.m. CT, according to Flight Aware. The arrest occurred around 2:30 a.m., per WSMV.
“We are aware of the reports regarding Todd Downing and are in the process of gathering additional information,” the Titans said in a statement, via ESPN.
The arrest followed a road win for the Titans, marking their seventh victory of the season. The offense impressed, as quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw for 333 yards and Derrick Henry had a historic performance with 87 rushing yards, two completions, a rushing touchdown and a passing score.
Downing received his first coaching job, and was an assistant coach for Eden Prairie High School as a 9th grade B team offensive coach. While coaching his high school, the Eagles won the Class 5A state title in 2000 over Matt Birk’s Cretin Durham Hall Raiders.
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After being offered an internship in 2001 by Chad Ostlund in Research and Development for the Minnesota Vikings, he was a Public Relations intern for 2002, a football systems analyst from 2003–04, and offensive quality control coach in 2005.
In 2006, Downing was hired by the then St. Louis Rams to be a defensive assistant and special teams assistant coach. He would keep this job for two seasons.
In 2009, Downing went to the Detroit Lions with Scott Linehan as an offensive quality control coach.
He was the assistant quarterback coach in 2010 and was promoted to the quarterbacks coach role from 2011–2013.
On January 26, 2019, Downing was hired by the Tennessee Titans as their tight ends coach under head coach Mike Vrabel.
On January 29, 2021, Downing was promoted to offensive coordinator, replacing Arthur Smith, who departed to become the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons.