Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy named quarterbacks coach Tom Clements his new offensive coordinator, replacing Joe Philbin who left to take the head coaching job with the Miami Dolphins.
Clements has been the Packers’ quarterbacks coach for the last six seasons. He has previous offensive coordinator experience with the Buffalo Bills in 2004-05.
The Chicago Bears tried to hire Clements away as offensive coordinator two years ago, but Mike McCarthy wouldn’t allow the Bears to talk to Clements because he was still under contract in Green Bay.
In a written statement, coach Mike McCarthy said, “Tom has been an integral part of our success and our staff, making it an obvious decision to promote him to offensive coordinator. He has earned this opportunity, and we look forward to continued offensive success in 2012.”
Clements has played a big role in Aaron Rodgers’ development since his arrival in Green Bay some six years ago.