Packers promote Clements to offensive coordinator

The Green Bay Packers have promoted Tom Clements from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator, the team announced on Thursday.

Former offensive coordinator Joe Philbin left two weeks ago to become the head coach of the Miami Dolphins.

Clements has been Green Bay's quarterbacks coach for the past six seasons (2006-11).

"Tom has been an integral part of our success and our staff, making it an obvious decision to promote him to offensive coordinator," head coach Mike McCarthy said. "He has earned this opportunity and we look forward to continued offensive success in 2012."

Clements has helped develop two-time Pro Bowl selection Aaron Rodgers, who set an NFL record for the most passing yards by a quarterback in his first four seasons as a starter with 17,037 from 2008-11.

In 2011, Rodgers set the NFL single-season record for passer rating (122.5) and set team marks for touchdown passes (45), passing yards (4,643), completion percentage (68.3), yards per attempt (9.25), touchdown/interception ratio (7.5) and 300-yard games (eight).

Prior to coming to Green Bay, Clements served as the offensive coordinator for the Bills (2004-05).

"I'm happy that it's happened and I'm happy for Joe (Philbin) that he's a head coach, and I'm glad I was able to step into his place," Clements said. "I've been a coordinator before, only for a few years. I've always wanted to get back to doing that and I'm thankful that it's here in Green Bay.

"I think it's a great opportunity. We have a young team. We've had success over the past couple of years. We still have a lot of room to grow and I'm happy to be a part of it."

Clements has also served as the quarterbacks coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers (2001-03), Kansas City Chiefs (2000) and New Orleans Saints (1997-99).