ST. LOUIS – Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher has named Chris Weinke as the team’s quarterbacks coach, the club announced today.
Weinke, a former Heisman Trophy winner who led Florida State to its second National Championship and its first undefeated season in 1999, joins the Rams after serving as the director of the IMG Academy football program in Bradenton, Fla. During his tenure with IMG, he helped college prospects prepare for the NFL Draft, including current NFL starting quarterbacks such as Teddy Bridgewater (Minnesota Vikings), Cam Newton (Carolina Panthers), and Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks).
“Chris’ experience at IMG over the past several years and as a player in the league make him a perfect fit for us,” Fisher said. “Not only has he done an outstanding job preparing quarterbacks for the draft, but he’s also gained the trust of veterans who go back down to work with him. He’s going to be great for our group and I think they’ll enjoy working with him.”
Prior to landing with IMG, Weinke spent seven seasons as an NFL player. The Carolina Panthers drafted the former Seminole in 2001 and he concluded his playing career in 2007 as a member of the San Francisco 49ers.
Weinke replaces Frank Cignetti, who was recently promoted to offensive coordinator.