Eli loses his position coach

Giants quarterbacks coach Chris Palmer, formerly the head coach in Cleveland and offensive coordinator in Houston, announced Friday that he is leaving the team.

I had a great run with the Giants,” Palmer said in a team-released statement.  “I want to thank the Maras and the Tisches for three great years.  It was a very, very good situation for me.”

With Palmer as his position coach, Giants QB Eli Manning set career highs in completion rate (62.3), touchdown-to-interception ratio (27:14), and passing yards (4,021) in 2009.  
Palmer, 60, also spent time with the Jaguars and Cowboys.  He was instrumental in Tony Romo’s development as well.  The Giants aren’t known to be pursuing a replacement at this time.
UPDATE: Palmer is not retiring.  MSG.com has learned that he will become the next head coach of the UFL’s New York franchise.  The Sentinels fired 2009 coach Ted Cottrell and reportedly plan to relocate to Hartford.