According to Jordan Schultz, the Falcons are hiring former Titans HC Mike Mularkey as their new TEs coach.
This comes shortly after the news that the Falcons have fired Dirk Koetter as their offensive coordinator.
Mularkey actually interviewed for the Falcons’ offensive coordinator job.
Falcons HC Dan Quinn believes Mularkey already has a “good feel” for their offense and will be able to improve their tight ends group.
“Mike brings over 20 years of experience in our league as a former play-caller, head coach and as a player, and we are pleased to have him join our staff,” said Quinn, via the team’s official site. “He has a good feel for our offense, both in the run game and the pass game, and we feel he will be able to add to the strengths of our tight ends group as we head into 2019.”
Mularkey, 57, began his NFL coaching career with the Buccaneers in 1994 as their tight ends coach. Since then, Mularkey has worked for a number of NFL teams including the Steelers, Bills, Dolphins, Falcons and Jaguars before he joined Ken Whisenhunt’s staff back in 2014.
After Whisenhunt was fired in 2015, Mularkey was elevated to interim head coach and managed to hold on to the job. The Titans fired him last year and hired Mike Vrabel as head coach.
During his tenure as the Titans’ head coach, Mularkey has led them to a record of 20-21 (48.8 percent) and one playoff appearance.