Arthur Smith is a busy man, and for good reason. The architect of the Titans’ offense over the last two years is a “red hot head-coaching candidate.” Smith had a second interview with the Atlanta Falcons today, according to Ian Rapoport.
The #Falcons had a second interview today with #Titans OC Arthur Smith, who then flew to New York to have dinner tonight with #Jets brass, sources tell me and @TomPelissero. Next up for Smith: The #Eagles on Thursday and #Lions on Friday. A red-hot head-coaching candidate.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 13, 2021
He’s now set to meet with the Jets for a second time, and then will meet with the Eagles and Lions. All of this coming after interviews with the Jaguars and Chargers.
Smith has been a member of the Tennessee organization since 2011, where he joined Mike Munchak’s staff. He managed to stay with the team through a few head coaching changes, eventually working his way up to the tight ends coach. Ahead of the 2019 season, Smith took over as offensive coordinator after Matt LaFleur took the Packers job.
In two seasons, Smith’s offense has finished in the top six of the league in DVOA rankings. He’s helped revitalize Ryan Tannehill’s career, while maximizing Derrick Henry’s production. It’s easily been the best stretch of offense we’ve seen in Nashville since the days of Steve McNair.
The work he’s done has been noticed by the league, and at this point, it seems likely that he lands one of these jobs.