- Horoscope: Cancer
- Net worth: $1 500 000
- Nationality: American
- Education: Eden Prairie High School; University of Minnesota
Todd Downing: biography
Todd Downing, who was born on July 22nd, 1980, is a Minnesota-native American football coach and former quarterback who was on the Minnesota Maulers team. Todd is also a coach for the Detroit Lions, Eden Prairie High School, the St. Louis Rams, and many other teams. Todd is of American nationality and white ethnicity.
Childhood and youth
Todd grew up in Eden Prairie, a town in the state of Minnesota. During his childhood, Todd attended the local high school, and then, after graduating from there, he enrolled in a college in Minnesota. Literally, nothing is known about his family and siblings.
Before a career as a football coach, Todd was a quarterback. He played football professionally from 2000 until 2002. In those times, he was a member of the Minnesota Maulers. Then he first became a coach at Eden Prairie High School.
Todd was a public relations intern with the Minnesota Vikings in 2002, a football systems analyst from 2003–2004, and an offensive quality control coach in 2005 after Chad Ostlund had offered him an internship there in 2001.
St. Louis Rams
Todd was hired by the then-St. Louis Rams in 2006 to serve as an assistant defensive and special teams coach. He would continue working here for two seasons.
Todd joined Scott Linehan as an offensive quality control coach for the Detroit Lions in 2009. From 2011 to 2013, he served as the quarterback's coach after being promoted from assistant quarterback coach in 2010. Matthew Stafford averaged 4,885 yards, thirty touchdowns, and seventeen interceptions from 2011 to 2013 while he was teaching quarterbacks in Detroit.
In 2014, Todd accepted the offer to become the Buffalo Bills' quarterback coach.
Todd joined the Oakland Raiders in 2015 as head coach Jack Del Rio's quarterbacks' coach. Pro Football Focus named Todd Bowles the 2015 Quarterbacks Coach of the Year on January 20. In 2017, after the Raiders chose not to extend Bill Musgrave's contract, he was elevated to offensive coordinator after teaching Raider quarterbacks for two years. Todd, head coach Jack Del Rio, and the rest of Del Rio's staff were all dismissed on January 1, 2018, as a result of the offense's significant decline from 12-4 to 6-10.
Minnesota Vikings (second stint)
Todd was appointed a senior offensive assistant by the Minnesota Vikings on February 19, 2018. When Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano unexpectedly passed away before training camp in 2018, tight ends coach Clancy Barone and Sparano's offensive line assistant Andrew Janocko were moved to coaching the offensive line. Todd was promoted to tight ends coach from senior offensive assistant to fill the open position.
Todd was hired by the Tennessee Titans on January 26, 2019, to serve as head coach Mike Vrabel's tight ends coach. Then, on January 29, 2021, Arthur Smith was fired in order for Todd to succeed him as the offensive coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons.
Todd is a married man. He and his wife, Julie, have a child named Jackson.
On November 20, 2022, Todd was arrested for speeding while driving. Many sources also say that while driving, he was under the influence.
Here is the list of achievements that Todd achieved throughout his career as a football coach:
- PFF Quarterback Coach of the Year, 2015.