The Tennessee Titans announced Thursday evening that they’ve promoted GM Jon Robinson to Executive Vice President/General Manger.
“Jon has done great work since his arrival to our organization and this is a way to recognize that fact,” said Titans Controlling Owner Amy Adams Strunk. “His leadership and football acumen helped change our culture and improve our team. He and Mike (Mularkey) deserve a great deal of credit for our turnaround this year and I am hopeful that will continue this coming year and into the future. This is an acknowledgement of his work and it puts him on equal footing with others in the league who direct football operations.”
“Amy called me today to talk about this promotion and I was truly humbled and grateful,” said Robinson. “This organization means the world to me and I am working on a daily basis to make it better. I don’t stand alone in this task of improving our team – from ownership, Mike and the coaches, the players who have bought in to our program, scouts and staff. We all have worked together to create a family and hopefully a culture of long-term success.”
This is a really quick promotion, seeing as the Titans just hired him as GM last year after he spent three years with the Buccaneers as their director of player personnel.
Even so, the Titans’ turnaround is noticeable and they’ve built a solid young foundation for the team in a short period of time.
Tennessee was actually in contention for a playoff spot this year for the first time in a while, so it will be interesting to see what they’re able do in 2017.