The Tennessee Titans have fired Mike Vrabel according to multiple national reporters. It is a bit surprising that Amy Adams Strunk didn’t wait to see if she could get some draft compensation for him rather than letting him walk for nothing. If he ends up with the New England Patriots, and the Titans didn’t get anything for him, it is a massive failure.
It will be interesting to see what comes out over the next several days in regards to how all of this went down. Did Vrabel go to AAS and make demands that she had no desire to meet to force his way out?
Vrabel compiled a 54-45 record in six seasons with the Titans. He won two playoff games and took the team to an AFC Championship Game following the 2019 season.
Ran Carthon will now turn his attention to hiring the coach who will groom Will Levis in 2024. The good news here is that Carthon has ties to the San Francisco 49ers who just so happen to have one of the best offensive coaches in the game in Kyle Shanahan. Hopefully, that is where his process will start.
It would be nice to see the Titans hire an offensive coach who can run his own offense so they don’t have to worry about losing an offensive coordinator every time the offense is good. That isn’t a must but would be my preference.
We will have you covered every step of the way as the Titans search for their new coach. For now, give me a list of guys you would like to see Carthon bring in for an interview.
[UPDATE] - Here is the statement from Titans Controlling Owner Amy Adams-Strunk:
“Earlier today, I spoke with Mike Vrabel and told him about my decision to make a change at head coach. As I told Coach Vrabel, this decision was as difficult as any I’ve made as Controlling Owner. I appreciate Mike’s contributions to the Tennessee Titans both on and off the field. Anyone who has ever met him knows how passionate and genuine he is, and he’s been a strong supporter of the Nashville community. We wish Mike, Jen, and the Vrabel family nothing but the best in the future.
As the NFL continues to innovate and evolve, I believe the teams best positioned for sustained success will be those who empower an aligned and collaborative team across all football functions. Last year, we began a shift in our approach to football leadership and made several changes to our personnel to advance that plan. As I continued to assess the state of our team, I arrived at the conclusion that the team would also benefit from the fresh approach and perspective of a new coaching staff.
I believe the Tennessee Titans can and will be a premier National Football League franchise. It’s what our fans deserve, and there will be hard decisions along the way. My decision today is not only a reflection of my disappointment in our past two seasons, but also my recognition that further changes are necessary to fully achieve our vision.
I will never shy away from acknowledging that I have unapologetically high expectations for the football team and every aspect of the Titans organization. Our vision is not simply to produce more wins than losses, it is to regularly compete for championships. While this season was disappointing, I see early signs of progress taking shape. Last year we added a promising young quarterback and several other talented players to our roster. With a coaching search, enviable cap space, and top-10 draft position, this offseason is as important as any in our history. I’m excited for the weeks and months ahead. We will meet the moment.”