Reports: Titans set to hire Dennard Wilson as DC

League: NFL

Posted on: 01 Feb, 2024 at 07:01 AM

Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Dennard Wilson, the secondary coach of the Baltimore Ravens' highly regarded defense this season, is set to join the Tennessee Titans as defensive coordinator, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday night.

Brian Callahan recently took over as Tennessee's head coach, replacing Mike Vrabel. He reportedly will replace Shane Bowen, who had been the Titans' defensive coordinator since 2021.

Wilson, 41, spent just one season in Baltimore, and the Ravens fielded one of the NFL's stingiest defenses. They ranked first in points allowed (16.5 per game), sixth in total yards allowed (301.4 per game) and sixth in passing yardage allowed (191.9 per game).

Wilson's secondary tied for the second-fewest passing touchdowns allowed (18) while grabbing 18 interceptions, which tied for third in the league.

The Ravens, who posted an NFL-best 13-4 record, had their season end Sunday with a 17-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.

A University of Maryland alumnus, Wilson never got into an NFL regular-season game.

He began his coaching career with the then-St. Louis Rams in 2012, remaining with the franchise when it moved to Los Angeles while working as the defensive backs coach in 2015-16. He subsequently filled essentially the same role for the New York Jets (2017-20) and the Philadelphia Eagles (2021-22) before joining the Ravens.

The Titans will hope to upgrade a defense that ranked 16th in opponents' scoring (21.6 points per game) and 18th in total yards allowed (335.1 per game).

Tennessee finished 6-11, in last place in the AFC South.

--Field Level Media