According to Ian Rapoport, Titans HC Mike Mularkey is in danger of losing his job if Tennessee loses today or even if they go one-and-done in the playoffs.
Sources have told Rapoport that there has been serious frustration about the development of quarterback Marcus Mariota under Mularkey and it’s possible the Titans could try to lure a notable offensive coach to Tennessee such as Patriots OC Josh McDaniels.
It’s worth mentioning that there are obvious ties between the Titans and McDaniels, given that GM Jon Robinson worked with McDaniels while they were in New England together a few years ago.
There’s no question that the regression of Mariota has to be a big concern for the Titans among other things. The only question is whether they would be capable of convincing someone like McDaniels to leave a great situation in New England to take over the team.
Mularkey, 56, 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.
During his tenure as the Titans head coach, Mularkey has led them to a record of 20-21 (48.8 percent) and no playoff appearances.
We’ll have more regarding Mularkey and the Titans as the news is available.