SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Chargers have promoted quarterbacks coach Frank Reich to offensive coordinator.
He replaces Ken Whisenhunt, who was hired Monday as coach of the Tennessee Titans.
In his first season on San Diego's staff, Reich helped tutor Philip Rivers to a record-breaking season. Rivers completed a team-record, career-best and NFL-leading 69.5 percent of his passes (378 of 544), good for 4,478 yards, 32 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Rivers tied the team record and his personal beset with a passer rating of 105.5. Rivers also set a team mark for single-season completions with 378.
Reich was drafted in the third round by Buffalo in 1985 and played 14 NFL seasons, including 10 with Buffalo, one with Carolina, one with the New York Jets and two with Detroit.