The Atlanta Falcons have offered Arthur Smith to become their next coach, sources have reported to ESPN’s Diana Rossini.
Smith has served as attacking coordinator for the Tennessee Titans for the past two seasons.
Smith, 38, will replace Dan Quinn, who was fired by the Falcons with General Manager Thomas Dimitrov on October 11 after a 0-5 start. Raheem Morris took over as interim coach and led the Falcons to their only victories of the 2020 season on their way to an overall record 4–12.
The Titans ranked fourth in the league for scoring during the regular season, with an average of 30.7 points per game under Smith. Tennessee finished the regular season with an average of 396.4 yards per game, which is good for third place in the NFL. The Titans’ accelerating attack recorded 168.1 yards per game, second only to the Baltimore Ravens (191.9 yards).
Tennessee struck a rare balance under the Smith. Running back Derek Henry2,027 Flush Yards was the fifth-best dash game ever, and became the eighth player to cross 2,000 yards. Titans Receiver AJ Brown He finished with 1075 yards, while his teammate Cory Davis He finished the season at 16 yards off the 1,000-yard plateau.
Smith joined Titans in 2011 as Defense Quality Control Trainer; He has since worked in multiple roles in Tennessee, including Offensive Quality Control Coach, Offensive Line Assistant and Short Ends Coach.