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Titans request interview with Eagles OC Brian Johnson

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Jordan Schultz of the Bleacher Report is claiming that the Tennessee Titans have requested to interview Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Brian Johnson for their vacant head coaching position. It represents the second request for Johnson, who also has one from the Carolina Panthers. The Titans are casting a wide net to find Mike Vrabel’s successor. Johnson is the ninth known candidate, joining a list that includes Bobby Slowik, Mike Macdonald, Brian Callahan, Aaron Glenn, Antonio Pierce, Dan Quinn, Mike Kafka, and Ben Johnson.

Johnson is in his first season as Philadelphia’s offensive coordinator, replacing Shane Steichen. In truth, the Eagles offense has taken an undeniable step backwards. It’s clear that many executives around the league don’t hold Johnson responsible for Philadelphia’s offensive shortcomings this season, seeing that this is Johnson’s second request.

Before being promoted to offensive coordinator, Johnson was the Eagles quarterbacks coach for two seasons (2021-22). Throughout that period, Johnson played a critical role in the development of Jalen Hurts, who went from second-round draft choice to NFL MVP candidate.

A former undrafted quarterback, Johnson began his coaching career as a quarterbacks coach Utah. He’s worked under some excellent coaches, including Kyle Whittingam, Steichen, Nick Sirianni, and Dan Mullen.

The names we have seen reported that the Titans want to interview so far include:

Brian Callahan

Aaron Glenn

Antonio Pierce

Dan Quinn

Mike Kafka

Ben Johnson

Mike Macdonald

Bobby Slowik

The Titans’ head coaching position came open Tuesday when controlling owner Amy Adams-Strunk fired Mike Vrabel after six seasons and a 54-45 record.

Keep up to date with all of the news and rumors surrounding the Titans coaching search here.