The Tennessee Titans fired their head coach midway through the 2015 season, and they have seemed a bit behind in the search process. The team wanted to find a general manager first, and they seem to finally have someone in place. Adam Schefter reported this morning that the team will hire Tampa Bay Buccaneers director of player personnel Jon Robinson as the next general manager.
Word was leaking out earlier in the day, and one report mentioned Josh McDaniels as a potential candidate.
reports are #Titans closing in on Jon Robinson for their GM opening...if that happens, hearing he'll tap Josh McDaniels for head coach— shalise manza young (@shalisemyoung) January 14, 2016
McDaniels has been under the radar after making it clear he would not interview for jobs during the New England Patriots bye week. I would think he wants another head coach position, and if there have already been some off-the-record discussions with Robinson, this could happen quickly once the Patriots season ends.
Of course, it would not be a coach search without a conflicting report. Ian Rapoport tweeted this morning that Mike Mularkey has been given the impression he would get the job. He was hired as their tight ends coach in 2014, and became interim head coach after the Titans fired Ken Whisenhunt. This comes amidst reports the team is also considering Teryl Austin and Doug Marrone.
Mike Mularkey has been given strong indications that the #Titans job is his, and that's the belief on the staff. But they'll still interview— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 14, 2016