Tennessee Titans: Mike Vrabel fired as Head Coach

The Tennessee Titans shocked the NFL world by firing their Head Coach Mike Vrabel after a 6-11 season. The move comes as a shock as Mike Vrabel is one of the best coaches in all of football and has shown that despite a poor roster the past few seasons. During his time with the Tennessee Titans Vrabel won the coach of the year award winning the AFC South twice and making it to the AFC championship before losing to the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Tennessee Titans appear to be entering a franchise rehaul saying goodbye to key players like Taylor Lewan, Ben Jones, AJ Brown, and Kevin Byard over the past two seasons. There’s also the uncertainty of whether or not Derrick Henry will return after he said goodbye to the Tennessee faithful after Sunday’s win over the Jaguars. The Tennessee Titans also have a looming question at Quarterback with Will Levis replacing Ryan Tannehill with Malik Willis and Will Levis both looking questionable as franchise quarterback options for the Titans. It’s unclear who the Tennessee Titans will pursue as their next head coach but, it’ll be nearly impossible to find a replacement as great as Vrabel.

For Mike Vrabel the ending with the Tennessee Titans will leave a sour taste in his mouth but, he’ll have options around the NFL and in college football. Vrabel will be rumored for nearly every head coaching job around the NFL and will be a hot name for Ohio State if Ryan Day is really on the outs. The New England Patriots will be the most interesting option of Bill Belichick moves on as Vrabel has history from his playing career with the Kraft family. Wherever Vrabel lands he may bring executives and assistants with him having history with GM candidate Adam Peters and the possibility of bringing back his old offensive coordinator Arthur Smith.

Tennessee Titans: A full rebuild on the horizon?

The main question for everyone around the Tennessee Titans will be is this team entering a full scale rebuild. The team will have said goodbye to Ben Jones, Taylor Lewan, AJ Brown, Derrick Henry, Mike Vrabel, Kevin Byard, and others over such a short two-year window. If the team decides to enter a full scale rebuild, they’ll have a few pieces that may bring back massive hauls. On defense the Tennessee Titans could chose to part ways with Jeffrey Simmons and Harold Landry who would return at minimum a late first round pick. On offense the most attractive piece would be veteran DeAndre Hopkins who only has one year remaining on his contract coming off of a 1,000-yard season. The future is uncertain for the Tennessee Titans and it’s certainly shocking to see the demise of a team that was so close to making it to a Super Bowl just a few seasons ago.