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Tyke Tolbert

Wide Receivers


Tyke Tolbert brings 21 years of NFL wide receiver coaching experience to the Titans. Over his career he has worked with a star-studded group of receivers, including D.J. Moore, Odell Beckham Jr., Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Lee Evans and Anquan Bolden.

He joins the Titans after two seasons (2022-23) with Chicago. Last year D.J. Moore ranked sixth in the NFL in receiving yards (1,364) and set career highs in all categories – receiving yards, receptions (96) and touchdowns (8).

During a four-year stint (2018-21) with the New York Giants, Tolbert worked with a prolific trio of receivers in Beckham, Sterling Shepherd and Darius Slayton. Beckham logged a 1,000-yard season (2018) in their one season together and Shepherd and Slayton had career-best marks during this window.

Prior to joining the Giants, Tolbert spent seven seasons (2011-17) as Wide Receiver coach with Denver, where the team won five consecutive division titles and Super Bowl 50. He also was a key figure in the development of Thomas and Sanders as one of the most productive duos at the time. A five-time Pro Bowl selection, Thomas registered five consecutive 1,000-yard seasons (2012-16) and Sanders posted three 1,000-yard seasons (2014-16) and two Pro Bowl selections under Tolbert's direction. In 2014, the duo recorded 3,023 receiving yards and 212 receptions, the most by an NFL tandem in NFL history.

Before spending one season (2010) at Carolina, Tolbert had a six-year (2004-09) run as Wide Receivers coach with Buffalo. While with the Bills, he worked with Evans, who led all NFL rookies with nine touchdown receptions and a 17.6-yard average and would post two 1,000-yard seasons in their time together. In a season with Arizona (2003), he guided Boldin to Offensive Rookie of the Year honors and a then-NFL rookie record with 101 receptions for 1,377 yards.

Tolbert also brings 10 years of college coaching experience.