Ken Whisenhunt Net Worth

January 18, 2023
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Born Kenneth Moore Whisenhunt on the 28th February 1962 in Augusta, Georgia USA, Ken is a retired American Football tight end, and former head coach of the Arizona Cardinals (2007-2012), and Tennessee Titans (2014-2015). He is now the offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Chargers, serving in the position since 2016. He won the Super Bowl in 2005 as the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Have you ever wondered how rich Ken Whisenhunt is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Whisenhunt’s net worth is as high as $11 million, an amount earned through his successful career in American Football, which has been active ever since the mid- ‘80s.


Ken Whisenhunt Net Worth $11 Million


Ken went to the Academy of Richmond County, located in his hometown, and after matriculation enrolled at Georgia Tech, where he played football as a tight end during his four years, and had his best season in his senior year when he caught 27 passes for 517 yards and scored three touchdowns. His performance that year earned him All-American selection.

Following college graduation, he declared for the 1985 NFL Draft, and was selected in the 12th round by the Atlanta Falcons. He stayed with Falcons until 1988 and scored five touchdowns, while also had 503 receiving yards out of 53 catches. After the Falcons, Ken joined the Washington Redskins, for which he played from 1990 to 1991, and then was sent to the New York Jets before retiring in 1992.

He started his coaching career in 1995 when he was appointed as the special teams, tight ends, and running backs coach of Vanderbilt University. After two successful seasons at Vanderbilt, he was appointed as the tight ends coach for the Baltimore Ravens, and started building his name in the NHL as the tight ends coach, being on the Cleveland Browns (1999), New York Jets (2000), and Pittsburgh Steelers (2001-2003) teams. In 2004 he was named as the offensive coordinator for the Steelers, and in 2005 won the Super Bowl as the Steelers dominated the Seahawks 21:10. He remained with the Steelers until 2007, when, thanks to his previous success, he was appointed as the head coach of the struggling Arizona Cardinals. His first season as the head coach, Ken finished with 50-50 success, and just missed out on the playoffs. However, in 2008 he led the Cardinals to the Super Bowl, the first in franchise history, and first home playoff game in 60 years. Unfortunately, the Cardinals lost to the Steelers in the finals. The following season was also the successful one as they had best regular season record with 10 wins and six lost games.

In the playoffs, they lost in the NFC Divisional game to the later champions, the New Orleans Saints. Since then, the Cardinals missed the play-offs in three consecutive seasons, and as a result Ken was fired from his position.

After his debut as a head coach, Ken returned to his duties as an offensive coordinator, being hired by the San Diego Chargers. A season prior to his unveiling as offensive coordinator, the Chargers were the 31st team in the league in total offense, and Ken managed to turn that around, as the franchise had the fifth best offense at the end of the season.

He was then again sought by NHL franchises as head coach, and he received offers from the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans. He chose to sign with the Titans, which turned out to be a bad decision, as he finished his first season with an extremely negative score of just two wins and 14 losses. He remained their coach for the start of the second season, but the team performance didn’t improve, going 1-6 in the first seven games of the season, so Ken was fired and Mike Mularkey became interim head coach.

After the unsuccessful stint with the Titans, the Chargers brought him back as their offensive coordinator, but this time in Los Angeles, as the team moved to their old city.

Regarding his personal life, Ken is married to Alice with whom he has two children.

Aside from football, Ken is also a big fan of golf, and played professionally during 1993, his year away from football.

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