Over the weekend, during all the hype of Super Bowl LV, the Baltimore Ravens hired former Steelers quarterback Tee Martin as their wide receives coach. This per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic:
Ravens have hired Tee Martin to be their WR coach. He's the former Tennessee pass game coordinator and USC offensive coordinator.— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) February 6, 2021
Martin was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2000 draft at the end of the fifth round. out of Tennessee. The 163rd overall pick, which was a compensatory selection by the Steelers, Martin was drafted 36 selections before seven-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady.
In his rookie season, Martin was the last third-string quarterback for Steelers kept on the practice squad prior to the 2019 season. Martin was on the 53-man roster in 2001 where he appeared in one game and had one rush for 8 yards. After the Steelers signed Charlie Batch for the 2002 season, Martin was released and spent time with the Philadelphia Eagles and played for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe. Martin’s last season in the NFL was 2003 with the Oakland Raiders where he appeared in two games where he had five rushes for 28 yards and six completions on 16 attempts for 69 yards and an interception.
Martin began his coaching career in 2006 as the passing game coordinator for Morehouse College in Georgia. After two seasons coaching at the high school level, Martin was the quarterbacks coach for New Mexico in 2009 before becoming the wide receivers coach at Kentucky the next year. Martin spent the 2012 through 2018 seasons with the USC Trojans as wide receivers coach along with passing game coordinator and offensive coordinator for various seasons. During his time at USC, Martin was the wide receivers coach for JuJu Smith-Schuster.
After spending two seasons in Tennessee as their wide receivers coach and assistant head coach, Martin made the jump to the NFL for the 2021 season with the Baltimore \Ravens as their wide receivers coach.
Martin’ son, former Clemson wide receiver Amari Rodgers, is ranked as the 150th prospect in a 2021 NFL draft according to thedraftnetwork.com.
Tee Martin is now one of many former Steelers players who are coaching in the NFL, including former Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich who just helped lead the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the Super Bowl victory as their offensive coordinator. Former Steelers players Antwaan Randle El and Larry Foote are also currently on the Buccaneers’ coaching staff.