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Justin Outten

Tight Ends


Justin Outten is in his 18th year in coaching, his eighth NFL season and his first season with the Titans. He arrived in Tennessee following one season with the Denver Broncos as offensive coordinator.

Outten (pronounced "OW-ten") also spent time coaching in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers (2019-21) and Atlanta Falcons (2016-18). He coached eight seasons (2008-15) at Westfield High School in Houston after beginning his coaching career at Syracuse University (2007).

In 2022, the Broncos tied for fifth place in the NFL in completions of 25-plus yards (35), trailing only Kansas City (49), Philadelphia (38), Miami (37) and New England (36). Outten, who called plays for the Broncos in the last two games of the season, helped the offense post 471 total yards of offense in Week 18, which was the most by the team in a single game since Jan. 3, 2016.

With the Packers, Outten coached a tight end unit that collectively tallied 60-plus catches and 700-plus receiving yards in each of his three seasons. During his tenure in Green Bay, six different tight ends registered at least one touchdown reception, which tied for the second-most in the NFL during that span.

In 2020, Outten coached tight end Robert Tonyan, who recorded 52 receptions for 586 yards (11.3 avg.). Tonyan totaled 11 touchdown receptions to set the single-season franchise mark for the position and tie All-Pro Travis Kelce for the league lead at his position.

In his first season with Green Bay, Outten saw four tight ends (Jimmy Graham, Marcedes Lewis, Tonyan, Jace Sternberger) catch a touchdown pass (including playoffs), the most by a Packers' tight end unit since 2010. His tight end group helped the offense rank No. 2 in the league in giveaways (13), No. 1 in zero-turnover games (nine) and No. 8 in red-zone percentage (64.0).

During his three seasons with the Falcons, Outten served as an offensive intern (2016) and offensive assistant (2017-18), helping with the offensive line. During that span, Atlanta had four Pro Bowl selections among its offensive line, with center Alex Mack (2016-18) and tackle Jake Matthews (2018) becoming the first pair of Falcons offensive linemen since 1983 to be named to a Pro Bowl in the same year.

From 2016-18, Atlanta ranked in the Top 10 in numerous offensive categories, including first in yards per play (6.26), third in total yards per game (389.9), third in passing yards per contest (278.5) and fourth in scoring offense (27.2). Following the 2018 season, Outten was promoted to assistant offensive line coach before joining the Packers.

Prior to Atlanta, Outten coached and was a special education teacher at Westfield High School. He served as assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and offensive line coach during his tenure. In his eight years at Westfield, Outten was part of a staff that helped 24 offensive linemen receive scholarships to play at the collegiate level.

A native of Doylestown, Pa., and graduate of Central Bucks High School West, Outten was a three-year letterwinner at Syracuse. Over his final two seasons as a player (2005-06), he appeared in all 23 games (22 starts) at center and was named team captain as a senior. He began his coaching career in 2007, serving as a graduate assistant for the Orange.

He graduated from Syracuse with a degree in childhood family studies.

He and his wife, Vanessa, have one daughter, Bella, and one son, Jayce.

Justin Outten's Coaching Timeline:

2023: Run Game Coordinator/Running Backs, Tennessee Titans

2022: Offensive Coordinator, Denver Broncos

2019-21: Tight Ends, Green Bay Packers

2017-18: Offensive Assistant, Atlanta Falcons

2016: Offensive Intern, Atlanta Falcons

2008-15: Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line, Westfield High School

2007: Graduate Assistant, Syracuse